Le Clos Gains Ground But Morozov Wins World Cup Cluster 2 In Doha

FINA WORLD CUP Doha, Qatar

South Africa’s Chad le Clos outscored series leader Vladimir Morozov 78-48 at the Doha World Cup, but Morozov maintains his series points lead and also wrapped up a win in the tour’s second cluster.

It was just the second meet so far in which Morozov hasn’t been the top-scoring man. In the first cluster, le Clos also outscored the field in the third and final stop, besting Morozov 69-54 in Moscow.

Morozov still won the second cluster – and the $50,000 bonus check that comes along with it – 210-95, and leads le Clos in the series by 49. But the men’s race remains close enough that things could still swing either direction over the tour’s final three stops.

The same can’t be said for the women’s race, where Katinka Hosszu maintains her death grip on the series. Hosszu scored 405 points in the second cluster alone – a total that would lead all swimmers in the entire series by almost 100.

She sits at 783 for the series in total.

Behind her, scoring was tight for the next few series bonuses: Alia Atkinson topped Jeanette Ottesen by just 3 points for the second bonus, a swing of $5,000. Daryna Zevina took 4th by just 3 points over Zsuzsanna Jakabos and Rie Kaneto, a swing of $10,000. And Jakabos and Kaneto actually tied at 96, with Jakabos winning the tiebreaker.

There was a rare unbroken tie on the men’s side, with Pavel Sankovich and Myles Brown each earning 93 points and tying on all 4 of FINA’s listed tiebreakers. They’ll share the sixth-place prize money unless FINA has further tiebreakers not mentioned in its rules and regulations.

The cluster 2 bonus winners in each gender:

Men:

  1. Vladimir Morozov (210 points) – $50,000
  2. Chad le Clos (195) – $35,000
  3. Daiya Seto (171) – $30,000
  4. Bobby Hurley (114) – $20,000
  5. Philip Heintz (96) – $10,000
  6. T-6 Pavel Sankovich (93) – $2500*
  7. T-6 Myles Brown (93) – $2500*

Women:

  1. Katinka Hosszu (405) – $50,000
  2. Alia Atkinson (168) – $35,000
  3. Jeanette Ottesen (165) – $30,000
  4. Daryna Zevina (99) – $20,000
  5. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (96) – $10,000
  6. Rie Kaneto (96) – $5,000

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:

This time around, Atkinson and Morozov topped the performance bonus list, which included a second-consecutive tie for 3rd on the women’s side:

Women:

  1. Alia Atkinson, 50 breast – 28.98 (981 FINA points)
  2. Rie Kaneto, 200 breast – 2:15.76 (973 FINA points)
  3. Jeanette Ottesen, 100 free – 51.58 (961 FINA points)

Men:

  1. Daiya Seto, 200 fly – 1:49.84 (965 FINA points)
  2. Chad le Clos, 200 fly – 1:49.93 (963 FINA points)
  3. Marco Koch, 200 breast – 2:02.13 (960 FINA points)

Here are the full point standings:

WORLD CUP POINTS – Cluster 2

Women:

Rank Name Cluster 2 Total Beijing Dubai Doha Series Total
1 Katinka Hosszu 405 117 144 144 783
2 Alia Atkinson 168 54 60 54 289
3 Jeanette Ottesen 165 57 48 60 306
4 Daryna Zevina 99 21 48 30 219
5 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 96 18 39 39 174
5 Rie Kaneto 96 36 30 30 135
7 Yulia Efimova 90 24 30 36 210
8 Katie Meili 75 24 24 27 186
9 Madeline Groves 66 6 21 39 132
10 Fang Yi 42 0 24 18 42
11 Cheng Haihua 24 6 0 18 24
11 Brittany Elmslie 24 0 15 9 24
13 Zhu Menghui 21 21 0 0 21
14 Breeja Larson 18 6 6 6 30
14 Hou Yawen 18 18 0 0 18
14 Lu Ying 18 18 0 0 18
17 Haihua Cheng 12 0 12 0 12
17 Liu Siyu 12 12 0 0 12
19 Wang Siqi 9 9 0 0 24
19 Ai Yanhan 9 9 0 0 9
19 Dong Jie 9 9 0 0 9
19 Li Bingjie 9 9 0 0 9
19 Liu Xiang 9 9 0 0 9
24 Tessa Wallace 6 0 0 6 6
24 Spela Bohinc 6 0 6 0 6
24 Zhang Jiaqi 6 0 6 0 6
24 Chen Jie 6 6 0 0 6
24 Lei Lei 6 6 0 0 6
24 Tang Yi 6 6 0 0 6
24 Xu Huiyi 6 6 0 0 6
24 Zhang Yufei 6 6 0 0 6

Men:

Rank Name Cluster 2 Final Beijing Dubai Doha Series Total
1 Vlad Morozov 210 81 81 48 436
2 Chad le Clos 195 54 63 78 387
3 Daiya Seto 171 36 60 75 171
4 Bobby Hurley 114 30 45 39 213
5 Philip Heintz 96 30 33 33 234
6 Pavel Sankovich 93 27 33 33 159
6 Myles Brown 93 33 33 27 93
8 Felipe Lima 63 21 21 21 90
9 Josh Prenot 54 18 18 18 54
10 Takeshi Kawamoto 51 15 15 21 51
10 Ben Proud 51 18 15 18 57
12 Marco Koch 48 12 12 24 117
13 James Guy 33 0 15 18 99
13 Wang Shun 33 33 0 0 33
13 Xu Jiayu 33 33 0 0 33
16 Katsumi Nakamura 27 15 6 6 27
16 Pieter Timmers 27 12 15 0 27
18 Poul Zellmann 21 6 9 6 51
19 Gergely Gyurta 18 0 6 12 18
19 Li Xiang 18 6 6 6 18
19 Qiu Ziao 18 18 0 0 18
22 Omar Pinzon 15 0 6 9 15
22 Stanislav Donets 15 0 9 6 36
24 Miguel Ortiz 12 0 6 6 12
25 Giulio Zorzi 9 0 0 9 9
25 Cao Jiwen 9 9 0 0 9
27 Roland Schoeman 6 0 6 0 6
27 Yan Zibei 6 6 0 0 6

Current Overall Series Leaders

Women:

Rank Name Series Total
1 Katinka Hosszu 783
2 Jeanette Ottesen 306
3 Alia Atkinson 289
4 Daryna Zevina 219
5 Yulia Efimova 210
6 Katie Meili 186
7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 174
8 Rie Kaneto 135
9 Madeline Groves 129
10 Emily Seebohm 105

Men:

Rank Name Series Total
1 Vlad Morozov 436
2 Chad le Clos 387
3 Philip Heintz 234
4 Bobby Hurley 213
5 Daiya Seto 171
6 Pavel Sankovich 159
7 Marco Koch 117
8 Cameron van der Burgh 102
9 James Guy 99
10 Myles Brown 93

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