Hosszu enters 17 events at FINA World Cup Dubai (start lists here)

FINA World Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Cup entourage traveled from Beijing, China, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where the second meet of the second cluster will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In the start lists are many familiar names because the bonus for a top 6 position in a cluster will be paid only when a swimmer participates in three events of one cluster – Beijing, Dubai and Doha are the three cities in the current FINA World Cup cluster.

Top 10 In Cluster 2

Athletes in the top 6 – in line for the cluster bonuses – are listed in bold.

Women:

Rank Name Cluster 2
1 Katinka Hosszu 117
2 Jeanette Ottesen 57
3 Alia Atkinson 54
4 Rie Kaneto 36
5 Yulia Efimova 24
5 Katie Meili 24
7 Daryna Zevina 21
7 Zhu Menghui 21
9 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 18
9 Hou Yawen 18
9 Lu Ying 18

Men:

Rank Name Cluster 2
1 Vlad Morozov 81
2 Chad le Clos 54
3 Daiya Seto 36
4 Xu Jiayu 33
4 Myles Brown 33
4 Wang Shun 33
7 Philip Heintz 30
7 Bobby Hurley 30
9 Pavel Sankovich 27
10 Felipe Lima 21

Five-time defending series champ Katinka Hosszu has already crossed $100,000 in prize money earnings. The closest challenger to her is men’s leader Vladimir Morozov at $96,500.

Katinka Hosszu is set to swim in her “normal Iron Lady mode” 17 events – all women’s events.

The only man in the small USA squad, Josh Prenot, entered 8 events: 100m, 200m breaststroke, 50m, 100m, 200m butterfly, 100m, 200m, 400m IM.  Katie Meili will swim 50m, 100m freestyle, 50m, 100m breaststroke, 100m IM, her teammate Breeja Larson has entered the 50m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and Liz Roberts is set to swim 50m, 100m breaststroke.

There is no country with a huge team – Australia started with more swimmers like world champions Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin in the first cluster (Chartres, Berlin, Moscow). In the second cluster it is up to Bobby Hurley and Jack Gerrard to fight for World Cup points and podium places on the men`s side. Australia’s 2016 Olympic silver medalist (200m butterfly) Madeline Groves is joined by Brittany Elmslie in the second Word Cup cluster.

Japan’s 2016 Olympic champion in the 200m breaststroke Rie Kaneto continues to compete at the World Cup series in Dubai, she will share the pool with many well-known swimmers like Alia Atkinson (Jamaica), Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, Germany’s Marco Koch, Chad le Clos (SA). New in the World Cup game 2016 is in Roland Schoeman – now 36 years old, he competed in four Olympic Games from 2000 to 2012, won three olympic medals and set several world records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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