Hosszu makes $106,000 individually at SC World Champs, top 10 money-earners list

After making over $300,000 on the World Cup Tour this year, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu has made nearly half a million dollars in prize money this year in the short course pool alone. She made $106,000 based on her individual swims this week in Doha, easily leading all athletes.

FINA gives out prize money to the top 6 athletes in each event, plus bonuses for World Records. Here is the prize money system:

  • Gold medal: $7000
  • Silver: $5000
  • Bronze: $3000
  • 4th place: $2000
  • 5th: $1500
  • 6th: $1000
  • World Record bonus: $15,000

That big world record bonus means that the 8 individual world record-breakers all place highly in the total money-earners. Hosszu made $60,000 that way for her 4-world record performance.

Second is Mireia Belmonte, who broke 2 world records and went 4-for-4 on individual golds. She earned $58,000, just a tick more than double-world record-setter Sarah Sjostrom ($56,000).

The highest-earning man individually was Florent Manadou, who made $49,000 on his two world records and three individual medals.

The top 10 money-earners based on individual events are below. Ryan Lochte and Kosuke Hagino are the only two to make the top 10 without setting a world record, a testament to their versatility. Lochte, in fact, made $16,000 without earning an individual gold medal, courtesy of two silvers and two bronzes.

Top 10 money-earners:

Rank Name Total Money World Records:
1 Katinka Hosszu $106,000 4
2 Mireia Belmonte $58,000 2
3 Sarah Sjostrom $56,000 2
4 Florent Manaudou $49,000 2
5 Chad le Clos $43,000 1
6 Alia Atkinson $29,000 1
7 Markus Deibler $22,000 1
7 Etiene Medeiros $22,000 1
9 Ryan Lochte $16,000 0
10 Kosuke Hagino $15,500 0

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Dany Bravo
9 years ago

Swimming is given 5th place in Greatest Moments of sports from 2014.
check the list and video here http://bit.ly/gsm14

9 years ago

Hosszu’s blatant double dolphin kicks off the wall in the breaststroke leg of her 400 IM would have been comical if they weren’t so revolting.

T. Messer
9 years ago

Hosszu’s blatant double dolphin kicks off the walls in the breaststroke leg of her 400 IM were revolting. No underwater video of 100 & 200 IM from Universal Sports to confirm whether the cheating is habitual.

9 years ago

Ka-ching HO$$ZU does it again! $160K

Team Rwanda
9 years ago

Thank you for the videos, I can’t find the 100 fly women video, it was on swimswam but only viewable from USA.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Team Rwanda
9 years ago

That’s why I posted the videos from youtube because people outside of USA can’t watch the Universal Sports Network videos.

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

Men’s 50 free with Nathan Adrian

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

Rest of videos. Thanks to USA swimming. We just needed to ask. 🙂

Men’s 100 back

Women’s 1650 free with Katie Ledecky. New American record!

Men’s 1650 free with Connor Jaeger. New American record!

Women’s 200 back

Men’s 200 back

Women’s 100 free

Men’s 100 free

Men’s 200 free C-Final with Maxime Rooney, future 200 free US star.

Women’s 200 breast

Men’s 200 breast

Women’s 200 fly

Men’s 200 fly

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

And finally women’s 100 back

bobo gigi
9 years ago

Women’s 4X100 medley relay. Winner. Denmark in 3.48.86


bobo gigi
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9 years ago
bobo gigi
9 years ago

Men’s 4X100 medley relay. winner. Brazil in 3.21.14

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