Hosszu clears $40,000, Fraser-Holmes moves to the top of men’s money earners after Doha World Cup

The first of 7 world cup stops is now wrapped up in Doha, Qatar, and we have a new leader in the money lists on the men’s side.

For the women, Katinka Hosszu is still the runaway leader. In just two days, Hosszu has bankrolled $42,500, over half the money given out on the women’s side, and nearly more money than all men on the circuit have earned combined over the course of the first meet. That’s because Hosszu has taken full advantage of the World Cup’s world record bonus, which adds $10,000 to winnings for every world record-breaking event. Hosszu has broken 3 world records so far, taking down the 100, 200 and 400 IMs. All three came in different sessions, with the 200 IM happening at last night’s finals, the 100 IM in prelims today and the 400 IM in tonight’s timed final.

On the men’s side, Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes rode a two-win day to the top of the men’s lists, leapfrogging defending series champ Chad le Clos. Fraser-Holmes won the 200 free and 200 IM, while Le Clos has elected to start the tour with a lighter lineup in the hopes of avoiding a late-series burnout. Le Clos won the 100 fly, missing the world record (and that $10,000 check) by just a couple tenths.

Le Clos now sits second at $4500, tied with American Tom Shields, who was second in that 100 fly.

Inge Dekker has earned $6000 with four wins, just like Fraser-Holmes. Dekker, a Dutch swimmer, won the 100 free and 50 fly on day two to double her money earnings.

Each event gives prize money to the top three, $1500 to the winner, $1000 to second and $500 to third. The world record bonus is $10,000.

All figures in U.S. Dollars.

Men’s Money Earners

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned
1 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 6000
2 Chad le Clos South Africa 4500
2 Tom Shields USA 4500
4 Christian Diener Germany 3500
5 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 3000
5 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 3000
7 Eugene Godsoe USA 2500
7 Marco Koch Germany 2500
9 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 2250
9 Konrad Czerniak Poland 2250
11 Roland Schoeman South Africa 2000
12 Gergo Kis Hungary 1500
12 Josh Schneider USA 1500
12 Bobby Hurley Australia 1500
12 Cody Miller USA 1500
12 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 1500
17 David Verraszto Hungary 1000
17 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 1000
17 Leith Shankland South Africa 1000
17 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 1000
21 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 500
21 Hayate Matsubara Japan 500
21 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 500
21 Martin Spitzer Austria 500
21 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 500
21 Steffen Deibler Germany 500
21 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 500

Women’s Money Earners

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 42500
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 6000
3 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 5500
4 Breeja Larson USA 3500
4 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 3500
6 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 3000
6 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 3000
6 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 3000
9 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 2000
9 Caitlin Leverenz USA 2000
9 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 2000
12 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 1000
12 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 1000
12 Danielle Villars Switzerland 1000
15 Franziska Hentke Germany 500
15 Laura Sogar USA 500
15 Lena Kreundl Austria 500
15 Lisa Zaiser Austria 500


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Can we get an article on the shoes Katinka is going to buy with her winnings?


Katinka is a true swimming professional. She sets the example for all the other aspiring swimming pro’s. I have to say that when FINA organises an event like this, it is very sad to see a lack of support from some of the bigger swimming stars. I don’t want to hear any moaning from the swimming community about the lack of financial rewards on offer in the sport. Top swimmers who don’t participate in events like these are doing the sport a great disservice. If Katinka can hold her taper for an extra few weeks, then so can the rest of them. She deserves all the money that she makes, and the absentees can just carry on moaning about not… Read more »


Totally agree.

And I will barf the next a swimming professional whether swimmers or coach complaining about lack of visibility or publicity or monetary rewards for swimming.

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I agree about the professionalism, but is doing that many races really about holding taper? That is training. Amazing.


Quite right. It’s like doing a USRPT workout in public, and getting paid $45,000 for it. Katinka and her coach/husband have clocked it. What are the rest of them doing?

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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