Hosszu and Le Clos repeat as FINA World Cup Champions for 2014

Katinka Hosszu and Chad le Clos completed what’s seemed inevitable for most of this year’s World Cup tour: repeating as World Cup points champions.

There wasn’t much drama at the top of the points over the second half of the tour, as Hosszu and Le Clos powered away with big leads early on. They capped off their repeat Cup titles with momentum, though, each putting up the highest totals in their respective genders over the final cluster.

Hosszu finishes with 994 points, nearly triple what runner-up Inge Dekker had. Le Clos, meanwhile, put up 474 to top Daniel Gyurta by 130.

The winners will earn $100,000 each for winning the tour, with second place in each gender taking $50,000 and third place $30,000.

Despite not swimming any of the final three meets in the series, American Tom Shields still stuck in the top 3 in series points. Just behind him was Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes, who only swam one meet in the final cluster.

Alia Atkinson and Mireia Belmonte both got hot towards the end of the World Cup circuit, and rode surges of momentum to ultimately tie for third. Atkinson will officially win the tie-breaker, as she had the highest finish in any of the cluster after taking second overall in the third cluster with 162 points.

Helping Atkinson with that big surge was her 24-point bonus for putting up the top overall swim of the Singapore meet. That broke Hosszu’s streak of earning the top performance bonus at all 6 previous World Cup meets. Hosszu, who really seemed to wear down as the series went on, still earned the third bonus.

For the men, le Clos was once again the top performer, and the Gyurta brothers swept the next two point bonuses.

Here’s a quick look at the performance bonuses from Singapore:

Singapore Top Performances

Men

  1. Chad le Clos, 200 fly: 1:48.88 (991 FINA points)
  2. Daniel Gyurta, 200 breast: 2:02.30 (960 FINA points)
  3. Gergely Gyurta, 1500 free: 14:28.35 (938 FINA points)

Women

  1. Alia Atkinson, 100 breast: 1:02.54 (991 FINA points)
  2. Mireia Belmonte, 400 IM: 4:22.68 (979 FINA points)
  3. Katinka Hosszu, 400 IM: 4:23.66 (968 FINA points)

The Singapore World Cup not only capped off the entire World Cup circuit, it also closed the third cluster of the series, which carries its own cash bonuses. The top 6 finishers in each cluster earn bonuses starting at $50,000. Below are the bonus winners from the cluster. Athletes have to compete in all the meets within the cluster to earn bonuses, and that leaves Fran Halsall (66 points, didn’t swim in Beijing), Emma McKeon (48 points, didn’t swim Beijing), Madison Wilson (39 points, didn’t swim Singapore) and Sally Hunter (39 points, didn’t swim Singapore) off our list.

Cluster 3 Bonus winners

Men

  1. Chad le Clos: 192
  2. Daniel Gyurta: 144
  3. Daiya Seto: 126
  4. Steffen Deibler: 90
  5. Myles Brown: 78
  6. Sergei Fesikov: 72

Women

  1. Katinka Hosszu: 351
  2. Alia Atkinson: 162
  3. Mireia Belmonte: 141
  4. Inge Dekker: 120
  5. Caitlin Leverenz: 30
  6. Elizabeth Beisel: 27

Full Singapore World Cup recap

Final World Cup Money Lists

Here are the final point standings in each gender:

Men’s Final Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS Cluster 1 Cluster 2 TOTAL: Cluster 3
1 Chad le Clos South Africa 474 120 162 192
2 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 344 116 84 144
3 Tom Shields USA 225 87 138 0
4 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 207 93 93 21
5 Marco Koch Germany 162 69 93 0
6 Christian Diener Germany 150 63 60 27
7 Steffen Deibler Germany 144 21 33 90
8 Daiya Seto Japan 126 126
9 Roland Schoeman South Africa 105 39 0 66
9 Eugene Godsoe USA 105 42 0 63
11 Gergely Gyurta Hungary 102 33 69
12 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 90 45 39 6
13 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 87 42 0 45
14 Myles Brown South Africa 78 78
15 Sergei Fesikov Russia 72 72
16 David Verraszto Hungary 60 27 33 0
17 Bobby Hurley Australia 51 21 15 15
18 Mitchell Larkin Australia 48 48
19 Hiromasa Fujimori Japan 45 30 15
20 Kosuke Hagino CLB 36 36
20 Yasuhiro Koseki Japan 36 18 18
22 Takeharu Fujimori Japan 33 33
22 Xu Jiayu China 33 33
24 Miguel Ortiz Spain 30 30
24 Konrad Czerniak Poland 30 30 0 0
24 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 30 30 0 0
27 Cody Miller USA 27 27 0 0
27 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 27 27 0 0
29 Sun Yang China 24 24
29 Geoff Cheah Hong Kong 24 24 0
29 Li Yongwei China 24 24 0
29 Gergo Kis Hungary 24 24 0 0
29 Josh Schneider USA 24 24 0 0
34 James Guy Great Britain 18 18
34 Mao Feilian China 18 18
34 Masaki Kaneko Japan 18 18
34 Viacheslav Prudnikov Russia 18 18 0
34 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 18 18 0 0
34 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 18 18 0 0
 40 Andrew Willis Great Britain 15 15
40 Giles Smith USA 15 15
40 Paul Biedermann Germany 15 15
40 Masato Sakai Japan 15 9 6
40 Oleg Tikhobaev Russia 15 15 0
40 Leith Shankland South Africa 15 9 6 0
 46 David McKeon Australia 12 12
46 Ippei Watanabe CLB 12 12
46 Katsumi Nakamura CLB 12 12
46 Shinri Shioura CLB 12 12
46 Wang Shun China 12 12
46 Yuuki Shirai CLB 12 12
46 Sergiy Frolov Ukraine 12 12 0
46 Hayate Matsubara Japan 12 12 0 0
46 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 12 12 0 0
46 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 12 12 0 0
 56 Coleman Allen Great Britain 9 9
56 Huang Yunkun CLB 9 9
 56 Ryan Cochrane Canada 9 9
56 Ryosuke Irie CLB 9 9
56 Syogo Takeda CLB 9 9
56 Kirill Prigoda Russia 9 9 0
56 Martin Liivamagi Estonia 9 9 0
63 Adam Barrett Great Britain 6 6
63 Ayatsugu Hirai CLB 6 6
63 Chris Walker-Hebborn Great Britain 6 6
63 Huang Chaosheng China 6 6
63 Kenta Ito CLB 6 6
63 Liam Tancock Great Britain 6 6
63 Lin Yongqing China 6 6
63 Ning Zetao China 6 6
63 Ryouta Nomura CLB 6 6
63 Takeshi Kawamoto CLB 6 6
63 Wang Kecheng China 6 6
63 Wang Yuxin China 6 6
63 Yang Jington CLB 6 6
63 Andrei Nikolaev Russia 6 6 0
63 Hong Jinlong China 6 6 0
63 Mikhail Polishchuk CLB 6 6 0
63 Nikita Babchenko CLB 6 6 0
63 Oleg Kostin Russia 6 6 0
63 Viktor Bromer Denmark 6 6 0
63 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Finland 6 6 0 0
63 Ashley Delaney Australia 6 6 0 0
63 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 6 6 0 0
63 Martin Spitzer Austria 6 6 0 0

Women’s Final Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 3
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 994 355 288 351
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 372 126 126 120
3 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 321 87 72 162
3 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 321 84 96 141
5 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 123 57 66 0
6 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 93 69 0 24
7 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 90 24 66 0
8 Caitlin Leverenz USA 72 42 0 30
8 Rie Kaneto Japan 72 60 12
10 Francesca Halsall Great Britain 66 66
11 Breeja Larson USA 60 60 0 0
12 Emma McKeon Australia 48 48
13 Ruta Meilutyte Lithuania 45 45
13 Veronica Popova Russia 45 45 0
15 Felicia Lee USA 39 39
15 Madison Wilson Australia 39 39
15 Sally Hunter Australia 39 39
15 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 39 39 0 0
19 Siobhan O’Connor Great Britain 36 36
19 Franziska Hentke Germany 36 21 0 15
19 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 36 36 0 0
22 Lisa Zaiser Austria 33 33 0 0
23 Elizabeth Beisel USA 27 27
23 Mie Nielsen Denmark 27 27 0
25 Georgia Davies Great Britain 24 24
25 Runa Imai Japan 24 24
25 Maria Astashkina Russia 24 12 12
25 Bi Yirong China 24 18 6
25 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 24 24 0 0
30 Lu Ying China 21 21
30 Qui Yuhan China 21 21
30 Ye Shiwen China 21 21
30 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 21 21 0 0
34 Katie Meili USA 18 18
34 Shen Duo China 18 18
34 Anastasia Lyazeva CLB 18 18 0
34 Julie Levisen Denmark 18 18 0
34 Laura Sogar USA 18 18 0 0
39 Katherine Drabot USA 15 15
40 Cao Yue China 12 12
40 Fu Yuanhui China 12 12
40 He Yung China 12 12
 40 Jazz Carlin Great Britain 12 12
40 Li Shuang CLB 12 12
40 Anastasia Osipenko CLB 12 12 0
40 Jenna Laukkanen Finalnd 12 12 0
40 Stephanie Au Hong Kong 12 12 0
40 Tatjana Schoenmaker South Africa 12 12 0
40 Danielle Villars Switzerland 12 12 0 0
40 Lena Kreundl Austria 12 12 0 0
51 Chihiro Igarashi CLB 9 9
 51 Kathleen Baker USA 9 9
51 Liu Zige China 9 9
51 Tang Yuting CLB 9 9
 51 Tao Li Singapore 9 9
51 Daria Deeva CLB 9 9 0
51 Hang Yu Sze Hong Kong 9 9 0
51 Natalia Ivaneeva CLB 9 9 0
51 Vitalina Simonova Russia 9 9 0
60 Chen Xinyi China 6 6
60 Cheng Haihua CLB 6 6
60 Etiene Medeiros Brazil 6 6
60 Lilly King USA 6 6
60 Miki Uchida CLB 6 6
60 Sayaka Akase CLB 6 6
60 Sun Meichen China 6 6
60 Zhang Yufei China 6 6
60 Zhang Yuhan China 6 6
60 Zhou Min China 6 6
60 Ekaterina Shapanikova CLB 6 6 0
60 Irina Shvaeva CLB 6 6 0
60 Jamie Yeung Hong Kong 6 6 0
60 Liting Wang China 6 6 0
60 Siobhan Haughey Hong Kong 6 6 0
60 Michee Van Rooyen South Africa 6 6 0 0

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