Hosszu Passes Morozov For World Cup Money Lead At $91K

2016 FINA World Cup Moscow

Vladimir Morozov led the World Cup money lists through two legs, but as his world record bonus opportunities dried up, defending series champ Katinka Hosszu caught him for the money lead in Moscow.

Hosszu had her best money haul of the 2016 series, pulling in $14,500 to pass up Morozov and climb to $91,500 for the series as a whole.

Hosszu has been remarkably consistent, earning $14K in Paris, $13K in Berlin and $14.5K in Moscow. The other $50,000 came from her cluster bonus.

Morozov had a similar meet money-wise to his first two ($16K in Paris, $16.5K in Berlin), but was missing a $10,000 world record bonus and only made $6,000. He’s still the highest-earning man at $88,500.

PRIZE MONEY SYSTEM

Event Prizes

Prize money is given to the top 3 in each individual event:

  • Gold: $1500
  • Silver: $1000
  • Bronze: $500

NEW IN 2016: Prize money is also given to the top 3 mixed relay teams (though no series points are earned).

  • Gold: $3000
  • Silver: $2000
  • Bronze: $1000

In our money lists, we’ve given each relay member one quarter of that money, which amounts to $750 for a win, $500 for second and $250 for third.

World Record Bonuses

Each world record is worth a $10,000 bonus.

Cluster Bonuses

The 9-meet series is broken into 3 clusters of 3 meets each. Each cluster awards bonuses for the top 6 athletes in points over those three meets. An athlete must swim all 3 meets in the cluster to earn a cluster bonus:

  • 1st: $50,000
  • 2nd: $35,000
  • 3rd: $30,000
  • 4th: $20,000
  • 5th: $10,000
  • 6th: $5,000

Series Bonuses

And the series as a whole will give out bonuses to the top 3 men and women in total series points:

  • 1st: $100,000
  • 2nd: $50,000
  • 3rd: $30,000

World Cup Money Lists After Cluster 1

Note: these lists compile money earned, not necessarily money accepted. Athletes maintaining amateurism status for high school or NCAA swimming have limits to how much prize money they can accept.

Women:

Alia Atkinson was ineligible for the cluster bonus after not competing at the Moscow leg of cluster 1.

Rank Name Total Paris-Chartes Berlin Moscow Cluster Bonus
1 Katinka Hosszu $91,500 $14,000 $13,000 $14,500 $50,000
2 Jeanette Ottesen $52,500 $5,500 $6,000 $6,000 $35,000
3 Yulia Efimova $43,750 $3,500 $4,500 $5,750 $30,000
4 Daryna Zevina $29,500 $3,000 $2,500 $4,000 $20,000
5 Katie Meili $20,750 $2,000 $4,250 $4,500 $10,000
6 Emily Seebohm $15,500 $3,500 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000
7 Madeline Groves $8,250 $2,500 $5,750 $0
8 Zsuzsanna Jakabos $8,000 $1,500 $2,500 $4,000
9 Alia Atkinson $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 $0
10 Franziska Hentke $6,000 $3,000 $3,000 $0
11 Daria Ustinova $4,500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000
11 Rie Kaneto $4,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
11 Miho Takahashi $4,500 $2,000 $1,000 $1,500
14 Shao Yiwen $3,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
14 Leah Neale $3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $0
16 Holly Barratt $2,750 $1,000 $1,750 $0
17 Breeja Larson $2,500 $0 $1,000 $1,500
17 Anna Santamans $2,500 $2,500 $0 $0
19 Hannah Miley $1,500 $0 $500 $1,000
19 Wang Siqi $1,500 $0 $500 $1,000
21 Anastasiia Kirpichnikova $1,000 $0 $0 $1,000
21 Natalia Lovtcova $1,000 $0 $0 $1,000
21 Kimberly Buys $1,000 $1,000 $0 $0
24 Daria Kartashova $750 $0 $0 $750
24 Daria Tcvetkova $750 $0 $0 $750
24 Marie Wattel $750 $750 $0 $0
24 Mathilde Cini $750 $750 $0 $0
28 Kin Lok Chan $500 $0 $0 $500
29 Ksenia Vasilenok $250 $0 $0 $250
29 Arina Surkova $250 $0 $0 $250
29 Vasilissa Buinaia $250 $0 $0 $250
29 Liz Roberts $250 $0 $250 $0

Men:

Rank Name Total Paris-Chartes Berlin Moscow Cluster Bonus
1 Vlad Morozov $88,500 $16,000 $16,500 $6,000 $50,000
2 Chad le Clos $51,000 $5,000 $5,500 $5,500 $35,000
3 Philip Heintz $46,000 $6,500 $5,500 $4,000 $30,000
4 Cameron van der Burgh $31,000 $4,500 $3,500 $3,000 $20,000
5 Bobby Hurley $21,750 $3,500 $4,250 $4,000 $10,000
6 Kirill Prigoda $14,750 $3,500 $3,750 $2,500 $5,000
7 Mitch Larkin $9,000 $3,000 $2,000 $4,000
8 Hiromasa Fujimori $8,000 $1,500 $2,500 $4,000
8 James Guy $8,000 $2,000 $3,000 $3,000
10 Pavel Sankovich $7,000 $2,000 $2,000 $3,000
11 Adam Barrett $5,750 $1,000 $2,250 $2,500
12 Andrii Govorov $5,250 $2,500 $1,250 $1,500
13 Marco Koch $5,000 $0 $3,000 $2,000
14 Stanislav Donets $4,500 $500 $3,250 $750
15 Jeremy Stravius $3,500 $3,500 $0 $0
16 Poul Zellmann $3,000 $500 $500 $2,000
17 Shinri Shioura $2,750 $1,500 $750 $500
18 Felipe Lima $2,500 $500 $500 $1,500
18 Jan Micka $2,500 $1,500 $1,000 $0
20 Jack Gerrard $2,000 $750 $750 $500
20 Jordan Pothain $2,000 $2,000 $0 $0
22 Michael Andrew $1,750 $0 $750 $1,000
22 Tim Phillips $1,750 $0 $750 $1,000
24 Florian Wellbrock $1,500 $0 $1,500 $0
24 Yasunari Hirai $1,500 $1,000 $500 $0
24 Florent Manaudou $1,500 $1,500 $0 $0
27 Evgeny Drobotov $1,000 $0 $0 $1,000
27 Mikhail Dorinov $1,000 $0 $0 $1,000
27 Hao Yun $1,000 $0 $500 $500
27 Mark Meszaros $1,000 $1,000 $0 $0
31 Oleg Tikhobaev $750 $0 $0 $750
31 Lennard Bremer $750 $250 $500 $0
33 Nikolay Chaplinskiy $500 $0 $0 $500
33 Daniil Pasynkov $500 $0 $500 $0
33 Johannes Dietrich $500 $500 $0 $0
33 Nic Brown $500 $500 $0 $0
33 Sebastian Steffen $500 $500 $0 $0
38 Kliment Kolesnikov $250 $0 $0 $250
38 Mikhail Vekovishchev $250 $0 $0 $250
38 Dmitry Lapshin $250 $0 $0 $250
38 Sergei Geibel $250 $0 $0 $250
38 Ben Proud $250 $0 $250 $0

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a_trojan
5 years ago

Go Katinka and Vlad

Person
Reply to  a_trojan
5 years ago

^ How did this innocent comment get more down votes than up votes?

Scott Morgan
Reply to  Person
5 years ago

Because more people are cheering for different swimmers?

Person
Reply to  Scott Morgan
5 years ago

Oh, good point.

HypeTrain
5 years ago

So there is money in swimming professionally. At least if you are top 6-7 from what I can see. I imagine travel cost eat up a lot of the earnings. With all that said, where is all the representation from the US? and why can’t the Arena Pro series offer this kind of money?

Troy
Reply to  HypeTrain
5 years ago

Alot of US swimmer do not want to keep with competition after Olympics due to the normal US break occuring in August. Additionally, those swimmers who are not pro must return back to college swimming and these meets wouldnt make since for them. However must say Katie Meili has been doing wellcoming of the individual bronze.

Uberfan
Reply to  HypeTrain
5 years ago

They got tons of frequent flier miles

Prickle
5 years ago

So, about one million dollars spent already. How much did they get in return? Is this business profitable? If it is so then we should see plenty of similar tournaments. If it isn’t then at who’s expense was it done? FINA? If that is how it is then Federations’ money could’ve been spent more efficiently.

GOYULIYA
5 years ago

Please join me in congratulating our lady for finishing 3rd in the $$ standings. Look for her to make a run at that second spot on the next leg.

pinodee
Reply to  GOYULIYA
5 years ago

She’ll be making a run…away from the drug testers

Cheatinvlad
5 years ago

Shout out to Bobby Hurley. In the early 90’s a point guard for Duke with a brief NBA stint and two decades later making some noise in the world cup standings.

R&R
Reply to  Cheatinvlad
5 years ago

#dook

Asleep
Reply to  Cheatinvlad
5 years ago

Dont know if ur sarcastic or not… But they aren’t the same person.

Prickle
5 years ago

Apply same prize money system to the results of last Olympic Games. Don’t get surprised with what you are about to see.
1/3 of all swimmers who were awarded at this Cup by far are Russians.

G.I.N.A
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

What is your point? Generally World Cups are supported by home nations swimmers . Russia gave a BMW & $60,000 for a Olympic gold medal. That’s their business . BMW could withdraw from the Russian market ( remember sanctions) but did not .

If there was a WC near me I ‘d go just to see the swimers in real life .Some are a lot bigger/ slimme/ muscly than they look in pics . But I wouldn’t worry too much about who won or what time .I’d also hope they were enjoying the jaunt .

Why are you so angry?

Prickle
Reply to  G.I.N.A
5 years ago

Good question. Maybe because I do worry about who won or what time. Maybe because I do want to see great swimming professional tournaments like Wimbledon with great money, great performances, great traditions. The tournament where not only winner gets big money but a plenty of other participants get enough to call it earnings. Maybe this tournament shouldn’t use the word “world” in its name. Maybe …
On the other hand, you are right: why should I care. It’ isn’t my money at the end has been wasted. It made some people happy.

Prickle
Reply to  G.I.N.A
5 years ago

I tell you G.I.N.A what bothers me. FINA’s tournaments should use PGA model. Each meet should be ranked by the strength of the field. By the average ranking of finalist, for instance. The prize pool should be assigned proportionately: the stronger field is the higher prize money would be. I’m too lazy now to calculate average rank of participants of this world cup this year so far. But I’m ready to bet that it will be greater than 100. What’s going now with this Cup is absolutely abnormal, almost immoral. It devalues the basic idea of the professional sport: relationship between efforts and rewards.

G.I.N.A
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

Priclkle – look on the bright side .Always look on the bright side of life doodoodoodoodoodoodoodah .
Swimm8ng is just something thar feels good to do & those that are really good at it do it more .

That is it .

Prickle
Reply to  G.I.N.A
5 years ago

I’ll try 🙂

Prickle
5 years ago

I like the expression of the Katinka’s face at the photo above. That is exactly what I think about this tournament. It is perfectly suited for Hosszu: No supporting team expenses, no time of staying away from family, no interruption of coaching/training process, multi stroke swimmer advantage. Take money Katinka while this stupidity is lasting. Enjoy.
Sure, some inconveniences do exist like sleeping each week in different bed, but that is minor and you will be compensated for that at the end with the best swimmer of the year award.

Uberfan
5 years ago

Can someone tell me how relays work? Do people from the same fed just go like wanna be in a relay and they go or is it preordained?

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