Larkin Rising: Leads World Cup Cluster 3 Points After 60 in Doha

Australian Mitch Larkin has blown up on the third cluster of the FINA World Cup series, rolling up 60 points at the Doha stop to take the Cluster 3 lead over series leader Cameron van der Burgh.

Larkin hit the top FINA points performance on the men’s side with his blazing 52.26 in the 100 back. that ws good for 24 bonus points, and he now leads van der Burgh in the cluster by 27.

In an interesting twist, 5 of the 6 performance bonuses came out of the 100 backstrokes, easily the most competitive races of the Doha meet. Larkin and David Plummer (53.18) were the 1st- and 3rd-best performers of all the men’s events, while Emily Seebohm (58.34), Katinka Hosszu (59.35) and Natalie Coughlin (59.72) swept the performance bonuses on the women’s side.

Unsurprisingly, Hosszu still leads the series, cluster and Doha points for the women. Seebohm is running second in all three.

The South African van der Burgh was the only non-100 backstroker to earn a cluster bonus with his 26.96 in the 50 breast. He still leads the overall series points on the men’s side.

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

 

Doha PERFORMANCE BONUSES

Men:

  • Mitch Larkin: 100 back, 981 FINA points
  • Cameron van der Burgh: 50 breast, 968 FINA points
  • David Plummer:  100 back, 931 FINA points

Women:

  • Emily Seebohm: 100 back, 988 FINA points
  • Katinka Hosszu: 100 back, 939 FINA points
  • Natalie Coughlin: 100 back, 921 FINA points

Points

Here are the full point standings with one meet to go, sorted by the Cluster 3 totals. The top 6 finishers in each cluster earn huge bonus checks, but the catch is that a swimmer must compete in all three meets within the cluster to be eligible for the bonus.

The cluster bonuses are as follows:

Cluster bonuses:

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

We’ve bolded the current top 6 in each gender, with any swimmer inside the top 6 who has missed either the Tokyo or Doha stop (and is thus ineligible for the cluster bonus) in italics.

Men’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Cluster 3 Points Doha Points TOTAL POINTS
1 Mitch Larkin 117 60 117
2 Cameron van der Burgh 90 48 327
3 David Plummer 51 33 51
4 Chad Le Clos 48 48 129
5 Keita Sunama 33 18 42
6 David Verraszto 30 18 123
7 James Guy 24 24 24
7 Christopher Wright 24 12 24
7 Katsumi Nakamura 24 0 84
7 Yukihiro Takahashi 24 0 24
11 Daniel Gyurta 21 21 21
11 Masaki Kaneko 21 15 21
11 Giles Smith 21 9 21
14 Velimir Stjepanovic 18 18 36
14 Giulio Zorzi 18 9 18
14 Shinri Shioura 18 0 18
14 Ryosuke Irie 18 0 18
14 Yousuke Miyamoto 18 0 18
14 Takehashi Kawamoto 18 0 18
20 Tom Shields 15 9 36
20 Oleg Kostin 15 9 15
20 Anthony Ervin 15 9 15
20 Ippei Watanabe 15 0 24
20 Naito Ehara 15 0 15
25 Stephen Milne 12 12 12
25 Bruno Fratus 12 12 12
25 Mykhailo Romanchuk 12 12 12
25 Masato Sakai 12 0 117
25 Hiromasa Fujimori 12 0 30
25 Michael Andrew 12 0 12
25 Yuuki Kobori 12 0 12
25 Ayatsugu Hirai 12 0 12
33 Damien Joly 9 9 21
33 Viktor Bromer 9 9 21
33 Federico Grabich 9 9 9
33 Sean Grieshop 9 9 9
33 Michael Meyer 9 9 9
33 Nao Horomura 9 0 9
33 Takeharu Fujimori 9 0 9
33 Reo Sakata 9 0 9
33 Jake Packard 9 0 9
33 Syogo Takeda 9 0 9
43 Kevin Cordes 6 6 33
43 Jeremy Stravius 6 6 18
43 Ivan Lender 6 6 6
43 Maxime Rooney 6 6 6
43 Ross Murdoch 6 6 6
43 Liam Tancock 6 6 6
43 Douglas Erasmus 6 6 6
43 Luke Greenbank 6 6 6
43 Blake Jones 6 0 6
43 Ryouta Nomura 6 0 6
43 Yuuya Yajima 6 0 6
43 Zane Grothe 6 0 6
43 Yoshiki Yamanaka 6 0 6
56 Ashley Delaney 0 0 105
56 Dan Smith 0 0 78
56 Yuki Shirai 0 0 75
56 Nicholas Fink 0 0 54
56 Camille Lacourt 0 0 48
56 Quah Zheng Wen 0 0 45
56 Cody Miller 0 0 42
56 David Brandl 0 0 39
56 Myles Brown 0 0 39
56 Tomas Elliot 0 0 39
56 Xu Jiayu 0 0 39
56 Josh Schneider 0 0 33
56 Marco Koch 0 0 30
56 Tim Phillips 0 0 30
56 Viacheslav Prudnikov 0 0 30
56 Kazmir Boscovic 0 0 27
56 Kenneth To 0 0 27
56 Tommy Sucipto 0 0 27
56 Gregorio Paltrinieri 0 0 24
56 Josh Beaver 0 0 24
56 Mao Feilian 0 0 24
56 Nic Brown 0 0 24
56 Te Haumi Maxwell 0 0 24
56 Akihiro Yamaguchi 0 0 21
56 Geoff Cheah 0 0 21
56 Jan Micka 0 0 21
56 Matthew Treloar 0 0 21
56 Andrii Govorov 0 0 18
56 Danila Izotov 0 0 18
56 Jacob Hansford 0 0 18
56 Li Xiang 0 0 18
56 Aleksandr Kudashev 0 0 15
56 Brendan McHugh 0 0 15
56 Chase Kalisz 0 0 15
56 Evgeny Sedov 0 0 15
56 Grigory Tarasevich 0 0 15
56 Nikita Lobintsev 0 0 15
56 Yan Zibei 0 0 15
56 Li Zhuhao 0 0 12
56 Mehdy Metella 0 0 12
56 Phillip Heintz 0 0 12
56 Semen Makovich 0 0 12
56 Wang Yizhe 0 0 12
56 Ban Bao 0 0 9
56 Benjamin Doyle 0 0 9
56 Clement Mignon 0 0 9
56 Federico Turrini 0 0 9
56 Ganesh Pedurand 0 0 9
56 He Jianbin 0 0 9
56 Jordan Bouchaut 0 0 9
56 Jordan Coelho 0 0 9
56 Jordan Pothain 0 0 9
56 Kyle Chalmers 0 0 9
56 Pavel Sankovich 0 0 9
56 Peter John Stevens 0 0 9
56 Shun Wang 0 0 9
56 Yeo Kai Quan 0 0 9
56 Zhang Jie 0 0 9
56 Alexander Osipenko 0 0 6
56 Benjamin Stasiulis 0 0 6
56 Cao Jiwen 0 0 6
56 David Morgan 0 0 6
56 Evgeny Drobotov 0 0 6
56 Hu Yiyong 0 0 6
56 Jayden Hadler 0 0 6
56 Kazuki Kohinata 0 0 6
56 Marco Loughran 0 0 6
56 Mohammed Al Ghaferi 0 0 6
56 Ning Zetao 0 0 6
56 Omar Pinzon 0 0 6
56 Renato Prono 0 0 6
56 Shi Weijia 0 0 6
56 Wang Shun 0 0 6
56 Nosy Pelagie 0 0 3
56 Tommaso D’Orsogna 0 0 3
56 Low Zi Xuan Bryant 0 0 0

Women’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Cluster 3 Points Doha Points TOTAL POINTS
1 Katinka Hosszu 168 87 570
2 Emily Seebohm 120 60 381
3 Rikako Ikee 54 0 54
4 Molly Hannis 45 21 45
5 Natalie Coughlin 42 33 81
5 Rie Kaneto 42 12 42
7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 39 21 180
8 Felicia Lee 36 27 36
9 Melanie Wright 33 21 33
10 Alia Atkinson 30 21 132
11 Miki Uchida 27 0 27
12 Lauren Boyle 24 24 45
12 Caitlin Leverenz 24 15 24
12 Leiston Pickett 24 12 24
12 Runa Imai 24 9 24
16 Sakiko Shimizu 21 15 21
17 Alexandra Touretski 18 18 18
17 Jazz Carlin 18 18 18
17 Natsumi Hoshi 18 0 18
20 Anna Santamans 12 12 24
20 Coralie Balmy 12 12 12
20 Cassidy Bayer 12 12 12
20 Leah Neale 12 0 12
20 Miyuki Takemura 12 0 12
20 Yukimi Moriyama 12 0 12
26 Federica Pellegrini 9 9 9
26 Martina Van Berkel 9 9 9
26 Chihiro Igarashi 9 0 9
26 Kanako Watanabe 9 0 9
26 Miho Takahashi 9 0 9
31 Daryna Zevina 6 6 12
31 Sarah Kohler 6 6 6
31 Rikke Moller Pedersen 6 6 6
31 Svenja Stoffel 6 6 6
31 Natsumi Sakai 6 0 6
31 Asari Wada 6 0 6
31 Haruno Itou 6 0 6
31 Kierra Smith 6 0 6
31 Jessica Hobbin 6 0 6
40 Cate Campbell 0 0 108
40 Vitalina Simonova 0 0 81
40 Jeanette Ottesen 0 0 78
40 Missy Franklin 0 0 78
40 Bronte Campbell 0 0 60
40 Katie Meili 0 0 42
40 Breeja Larson 0 0 33
40 Daria Ustinova 0 0 30
40 Madeline Groves 0 0 30
40 Micah Lawrence 0 0 24
40 Cammile Adams 0 0 21
40 Franziska Hentke 0 0 21
40 Lisa Zaiser 0 0 21
40 Natalia Lovtcova 0 0 21
40 Rika Omoto 0 0 21
40 Shao Yiwen 0 0 21
40 Vien Nguyen 0 0 21
40 Beryl Gastaldello 0 0 18
40 Bronte Barratt 0 0 18
40 Claire Donahue 0 0 18
40 Diletta Carli 0 0 18
40 Holly Barratt 0 0 18
40 Hou Yawen 0 0 18
40 Lindsay Vrooman 0 0 18
40 Melanie Margalis 0 0 18
40 Li Shuang 0 0 15
40 Liu Xiaoyu 0 0 15
40 Lu Ying 0 0 15
40 Marie Wattel 0 0 15
40 Mie Nielsen 0 0 15
40 Sally Hunter 0 0 15
40 Shi Jinglin 0 0 15
40 Zhou Min 0 0 15
40 Charlotte Bonnet 0 0 12
40 Chen Jie 0 0 12
40 Fu Yuanhui 0 0 12
40 Guo Junjun 0 0 12
40 Shen Duo 0 0 12
40 Sze Hang Yu 0 0 12
40 Wang Guoyue 0 0 12
40 Zhang Xinyu 0 0 12
40 Zhang Yuhan 0 0 12
40 Brianna Throssell 0 0 9
40 Dar’Ya Stepanyuk 0 0 9
40 Li Bingjie 0 0 9
40 Liu Zige 0 0 9
40 Svetlana Chimrova 0 0 9
40 Tessa Wallace 0 0 9
40 Zhang Jiaying 0 0 9
40 Zhang Yufei 0 0 9
40 Belinda Hocking 0 0 6
40 Cheung Hui Yan Cheyenne 0 0 6
40 Jessica Pengelly 0 0 6
40 Jordis Steinegger 0 0 6
40 Lara Grangeon 0 0 6
40 Madison Kennedy 0 0 6
40 Mariia Astashkina 0 0 6
40 Martina Caramignoli 0 0 6
40 Melanie Henique 0 0 6
40 Qiu Yuhan 0 0 6
40 Sasha Touretski 0 0 6
40 Sun Minje 0 0 6
40 Veronika Popova 0 0 6
40 Zhu Menghui 0 0 6
40 Liu Siya 0 0 0

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Is there a link to see results from the meet/s (that I am not seeing) somewhere? If so, where is it? If not, why isn’t there one?

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