Katinka Hosszu is well on her way to a 6th-straight title on the FINA World Cup Series, leading all women by 53 points after the tour’s first stop in Paris, France.
Coming off her first Olympic hardware haul a few weeks ago, Hosszu picked up 11 total medals while winning 7 events in Paris. She sits at 129 points for the early-season lead on the tour. Jamaican breaststroker Alia Atkinson is second at 76.
On the men’s side, Vladimir Morozov of Russia holds the early lead with 86 points, 26 up on former series champ Chad le Clos. The South African le Clos was the runner-up on the tour last year to his countryman Cameron van der Burgh and won back in 2014.
Here’s the top three in each gender, per a press release from FINA:
2016 World Cup leaders so far:
1. MOROZOV Vladimir (RUS) 86
2. LE CLOS Chad (RSA) 60
3. HEINTZ Philip (GER) 54
1. HOSSZU Katinka (HUN) 129
2. ATKINSON Alia (JAM) 76
3. OTTESEN Jeanette (DEN) 45
The tour continues on Tuesday and Wednesday in Berlin and Saturday and Sunday in Moscow, where Morozov will look to add to his points lead in front of a home crowd. That will conclude the first cluster, and the tour will pick back up again in late September.
WORLD CUP SCORING
Each individual event yields points for the top 3 finishers.
- Gold: 12 points
- Silver: 9 points
- Bronze: 6 points
World Record Bonuses
Each world record yields 20 points. Tying a world record is worth 10 points.
The top 3 male and top 3 female swims of the meet earn bonus points. Top swims are determined based on FINA points. Only the top-scoring swim from each athlete is counted.
- First: 24 points
- Second: 18 points
- Third: 12 points
Paris-Chartes Performance Bonuses:
- Alia Atkinson, 100 breast – 1:02.36 (1000 FINA points)
- Daryna Zevina, 200 back – 1:59.34 (996 FINA points)
- Katinka Hosszu, 100 back – 55.93 (952 FINA points)
- Vlad Morozov, 100 IM – 50.60 (1003 FINA points)
- Chad le Clos, 100 fly – 49.05 (963 FINA points)
- Cameron van der Burgh, 100 breast (957 FINA points)
Here are the full point standings:
|2||Chad le Clos||60|
|4||Cameron van der Burgh||48|