In Le Clos’ Hong Kong absence, Van der Burgh Expands World Cup Points Lead

Defending World Cup champion Chad le Clos did not contest the opening stop of Cluster #2 in Hong Kong, and his South African countryman Cameron van der Burgh took advantage, tightening his grasp on the series points lead.

Van der Burgh put up 48 points in Hong Kong and now leads the series by 63 on the men’s side. Le Clos still sits second, and a hard-charging Masato Sakai matched van der Burgh’s 48 points to move into third place.

The women’s side continues to be as predictable as it has been for the past three years, with Katinka Hosszu leading by a wide margin. Hosszu is nearing 300 total points, and leads second-place Emily Seebohm by 123 after Hong Kong.

A quick refresher on how the points system works, along with the performance bonuses awarded to the top 3 individual male and female swims of the meet:

World Cup Scoring

Medal Points

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.

Performance Bonuses

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

 

Hong Kong Performance Bonuses:

Men:

  • Cameron van der Burgh: 50 breast, 939 FINA points
  • Masato Sakai: 200 fly, 882 FINA points
  • Matthew Treloar: 50 breast, 880 FINA points

Women:

 

Women’s Points

Rank Athlete Series Total Hong Kong Cluster 1
1 Katinka Hosszu 291 129 162
2 Emily Seebohm 168 57 111
3 Zsuzsanna Jakobos 75 42 33
4 Vitalina Simonova 63 21 42
5 Alia Atkinson 60 36 24
6 Missy Franklin 54 24 30
7 Jeanette Ottesen 42 18 24
7 Katie Meili 42 0 42
9 Natalie Coughlin 39 0 39
10 Cate Campbell 36 36 0
11 Breeja Larson 33 0 33
12 Daria Ustinova 30 0 30
12 Madeline Groves 30 0 30
14 Lisa Zaiser 21 9 12
14 Cammile Adams 21 0 21
14 Franziska Hentke 21 0 21
14 Lauren Boyle 21 0 21
14 Natalia Lovtcova 21 0 21
14 Vien Nguyen 21 0 21
20 Holly Barratt 18 18 0
20 Hou Yawen 18 18 0
20 Beryl Gastaldello 18 0 18
20 Claire Donahue 18 0 18
20 Diletta Carli 18 0 18
20 Lindsay Vrooman 18 0 18
20 Melanie Margalis 18 0 18
27 Li Shuang 15 15 0
27 Liu Xiaoyu 15 15 0
27 Marie Wattel 15 0 15
27 Mie Nielsen 15 0 15
31 Anna Santamans 12 0 12
31 Charlotte Bonnet 12 0 12
31 Shao Yiwen 12 0 12
31 Zhang Yuhan 12 0 12
35 Bronte Campbell 9 9 0
35 Rika Omoto 9 9 0
35 Brianna Throssell 9 0 9
35 Bronte Barratt 9 0 9
35 Dar’Ya Stepanyuk 9 0 9
35 Li Bingjie 9 0 9
35 Svetlana Chimrova 9 0 9
35 Tessa Wallace 9 0 9
43 Belinda Hocking 6 6 0
43 Cheung Hui Yan Cheyenne 6 6 0
43 Jordis Steinegger 6 6 0
43 Madison Kennedy 6 6 0
43 Sze Hang Yu 6 6 0
43 Daryna Zevina 6 0 6
43 Lara Grangeon 6 0 6
43 Mariia Astashkina 6 0 6
43 Martina Caramignoli 6 0 6
43 Sasha Touretski 6 0 6
43 Veronika Popova 6 0 6

Men’s Points

Rank Athlete Series Total Hong Kong Cluster 1
1 Cameron van der Burgh 144 48 96
2 Chad Le Clos 81 0 81
3 Masako Sakai 60 48 12
4 Ashley Delaney 54 27 27
4 David Verraszto 54 24 30
4 Nicholas Fink 54 0 54
7 Camille Lacourt 48 0 48
8 Dan Smith 42 30 12
8 Yuki Shirai 42 30 12
8 Cody Miller 42 0 42
11 Myles Brown 39 0 39
12 Josh Beaver 36 24 12
12 Katsumi Nakamura 36 24 12
14 Akihiro Yamaguchi 33 21 12
14 Geoff Cheah 33 21 12
14 Matthew Treloar 33 21 12
14 Tomas Elliot 33 21 12
14 Josh Schneider 33 0 33
19 Kenneth To 30 18 12
19 Nic Brown 30 18 12
19 Velimir Stjepanovic 30 18 12
19 Marco Koch 30 0 30
19 Tim Phillips 30 0 30
24 Kazmir Boscovic 27 15 12
24 Quah Zheng Wen 27 0 27
26 Te Haumi Maxwell 24 12 12
26 Tommy Sucipto 24 12 12
26 Viacheslav Prudnikov 24 12 12
26 Gregorio Paltrinieri 24 0 24
30 David Brandl 21 15 6
30 Ippei Watanabe 21 9 12
30 Jan Micka 21 0 21
30 Tom Shields 21 0 21
34 Hu Yiyong 18 6 12
34 Jacob Hansford 18 6 12
34 Andrii Govorov 18 0 18
34 Danila Izotov 18 0 18
34 Hiromasa Fujimori 18 0 18
39 Aleksandr Kudashev 15 6 9
39 Brendan McHugh 15 0 15
39 Chase Kalisz 15 0 15
39 Evgeny Sedov 15 0 15
39 Grigory Tarasevich 15 0 15
39 Nikita Lobintsev 15 0 15
45 Damien Joly 12 0 12
45 Daniel Smith 12 0 12
45 Jeremy Stravius 12 0 12
45 Mehdy Metella 12 0 12
45 Phillip Heintz 12 0 12
45 Viktor Bromer 12 0 12
51 Benjamin Doyle 9 0 9
51 Clement Mignon 9 0 9
51 Federico Turrini 9 0 9
51 Ganesh Pedurand 9 0 9
51 Jordan Bouchaut 9 0 9
51 Jordan Coelho 9 0 9
51 Jordan Pothain 9 0 9
51 Keita Sunama 9 0 9
51 Pavel Sankovich 9 0 9
51 Peter John Stevens 9 0 9
51 Shun Wang 9 0 9
62 Alexander Osipenko 6 0 6
62 Benjamin Stasiulis 6 0 6
62 David Morgan 6 0 6
62 Evgeny Drobotov 6 0 6
62 Jayden Hadler 6 0 6
62 Kazuki Kohinata 6 0 6
62 Mohammed Al Ghaferi 6 0 6
62 Renato Prono 6 0 6
70 Nosy Pelagie 3 0 3
70 Tommaso D’Orsogna 3 0 3

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