Hungarian Money Machines: Hosszu and Gyurta add five-figure bonuses on day 1 of Dubai World Cup

There were two World Records set on day 1 of the Dubai World Cup meet, which for those counting money, means two $10,000 bonuses. They both went to Hungarians, with Katinka Hosszu setting her fourth World Record of the series and Daniel Gyurta jumping into the cash pile as well.

Those two now lead the overall series money-earners easily, thanks to those bonuses. Hosszu has racked up $58,500 in just three days – a meet and a half – of swimming. Always a pioneer in proving that swimming can be lucrative for those good enough to win multiple events and break world records at will, Hosszu leads all females by nearly $50,000 this season.

Second is Inge Dekker of the Netherlands, who won her fifth and sixth events of the series today in Dubai. Dekker has yet to hit it big on one of those World Record bonuses, but is still carving out a nice paycheck for herself with five and a half World Cup meets yet to go.

Gyurta now leads the men, leapfrogging former leader Thomas Fraser-Holmes. Gyurta broke his own nearly-five-year-old world record in the 200 breast, pushing close to the first sub-two-minute short course meter 200 breast in history. That boosted him from his $3,000 Doha total to $14,500 for the series.

Fraser-Holmes is now second after winning two more races. He won four in Doha and is on pace to match that total in Dubai, and has bankrolled $9,000 on the circuit so far.

Just behind him is American Tom Shields with defending series champ Chad le Clos in hot pursuit.

The Dubai World Cup continues tomorrow with 9 more women’s events and 8 more for the men.

All figures are in American Dollars.

Men’s Money List

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned Dubai Day 1
1 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 14500 11500
2 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 9000 3000
3 Tom Shields USA 7750 3250
4 Chad le Clos South Africa 7500 3000
5 Christian Diener Germany 5000 1500
6 Roland Schoeman South Africa 4250 2250
7 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 4000 1000
8 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 3750 1500
9 Eugene Godsoe USA 3500 1000
9 Marco Koch Germany 3500 1000
11 Konrad Czerniak Poland 2750 500
12 Cody Miller USA 2500 1000
12 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 2500 1000
14 David Verraszto Hungary 2000 1000
14 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 2000 1000
16 Steffen Deibler Germany 1500 1000
16 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 1500 500
16 Bobby Hurley Australia 1500 0
16 Gergo Kis Hungary 1500 0
16 Josh Schneider USA 1500 0
21 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 1000 500
21 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 1000 500
21 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 1000 500
21 Leith Shankland South Africa 1000 0
25 Hayate Matsubara Japan 500 0
25 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 500 0
25 Martin Spitzer Austria 500 0
25 Ashley Delaney Australia 500 500

Women’s Money List

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned Dubai Day 1
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 58500 16000
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 9000 3000
3 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 7000 1500
4 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 5500 2000
5 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 5000 2000
6 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 4500 1500
6 Breeja Larson USA 4500 1000
8 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 4000 1000
9 Caitlin Leverenz USA 3000 1000
9 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 3000 1000
11 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 2000 1000
11 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 2000 0
13 Lisa Zaiser Austria 1500 1000
13 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 1500 500
15 Franziska Hentke Germany 1000 500
15 Laura Sogar USA 1000 500
15 Danielle Villars Switzerland 1000 0
18 Michee Van Rooyen South Africa 500 500
18 Lena Kreundl Austria 500 0

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