Le Clos, Ottesen Join 6-Figure Club With World Cup Cluster Bonuses

FINA WORLD CUP DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Chad le Clos and Jeanette Ottesen each cracked $100,000 in total World Cup prize earnings after the conclusion of the tour’s second cluster and its massive cluster bonus checks.

Le Clos finished second in the men’s points over the cluster to take a #35,000 bonus. He now sits just over $103K for the year. Ottesen was third on the women’s side in points and nabbed $30,000 to hit $100K right on the nose through six meets.

They become the 3rd and 4th swimmers into six digits this year. Katinka Hosszu was the first, and continues to lead all swimmers with just under $190K. Vladimir Morozov was the second over six figures, and he won the men’s $50,000 bonus for the cluster to move to $162.5K.

Second on the women’s side in cluster points was Alia Atkinsonwho collects her first cluster bonus. Atkinson was in line for a big bonus in the first cluster, but sat out the Moscow meet and was ineligible to win a cluster bonus. She nabbed $35,000 for cluster 2 and now sits fifth overall at $54K.

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

It was a cluster full of ties, with a fifth-place tie on the women’s side and a sixth-place tie for the men. The women’s tie was more straightforward; Jakabos and Kaneto each had 96 total points, but Jakabos won the tiebreaker because all 96 of her points came from medals, while only 36 of Kaneto’s points were from medals and the other 60 came from FINA point performance bonuses.

The men’s tiebreaker is a bit more murky. Interestingly enough, Sankovich and Brown tied not only in cluster points but in all four of FINA’s tiebreaker categories. Neither had a world record (tiebreakers #1 and #2), both had all 93 points from medals (#3) and both had the same single-meet high score (33 points, tiebreaker #4).

Unless FINA has further tiebreaker rules other than those published in the official meet rules and regulations, then the two will likely share the $5000 cluster bonus between them. For now, that’s how we’ve totaled the prize money.

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

MONEY LISTS AFTER Doha

Men:

Rank Name TOTAL Cluster 2 Cluster 2 (from Bonus)
1 Vlad Morozov $162,500 $74,000 $50,000
2 Chad le Clos $103,250 $52,250 $35,000
3 Philip Heintz $66,000 $20,000 $10,000
4 Bobby Hurley $55,750 $34,000 $20,000
5 Daiya Seto $45,500 $45,500 $30,000
6 Cameron van der Burgh $31,000 $0
7 Pavel Sankovich $19,500 $12,500 $2,500
8 Kirill Prigoda $14,750 $0
9 Myles Brown $13,500 $13,500 $2,500
10 James Guy $11,500 $3,500
11 Felipe Lima $10,000 $7,500
11 Stanislav Donets $10,000 $5,500
13 Marco Koch $9,500 $4,500
14 Mitch Larkin $9,000 $0
15 Hiromasa Fujimori $8,000 $0
16 Ben Proud $5,750 $5,500
16 Adam Barrett $5,750 $0
18 Andrii Govorov $5,250 $0
19 Takeshi Kawamoto $5,000 $5,000
19 Poul Zellmann $5,000 $2,000
21 Xu Jiayu $4,750 $4,750
22 Josh Prenot $4,500 $4,500
23 Jeremy Stravius $3,500 $0
24 Jack Gerrard $3,000 $1,000
25 Shinri Shioura $2,750 $0
26 Katsumi Nakamura $2,500 $2,500
26 Pieter Timmers $2,500 $2,500
26 Wang Shun $2,500 $2,500
26 Jan Micka $2,500 $0
30 Li Xiang $2,250 $2,250
31 Gergely Gyurta $2,000 $2,000
31 Qiu Ziao $2,000 $2,000
31 Jordan Pothain $2,000 $0
34 Michael Andrew $1,750 $0
34 Tim Phillips $1,750 $0
36 Omar Pinzon $1,500 $1,500
36 Yu Hexin $1,500 $1,500
36 Florent Manaudou $1,500 $0
36 Florian Wellbrock $1,500 $0
36 Yasunari Hirai $1,500 $0
41 Cao Jiwen $1,000 $1,000
41 Miguel Ortiz $1,000 $1,000
41 Giulio Zorzi $1,000 $1,000
41 Jiang Tiansheng $1,000 $1,000
41 Evgeny Drobotov $1,000 $0
41 Hao Yun $1,000 $0
41 Mark Meszaros $1,000 $0
41 Mikhail Dorinov $1,000 $0
49 Hou Mingda $750 $750
49 Ling Yongqing $750 $750
49 Lennard Bremer $750 $0
49 Oleg Tikhobaev $750 $0
53 Derick Ng Chun Nam $500 $500
53 Kent Cheung Kin Tat $500 $500
53 Roland Schoeman $500 $500
53 Yan Zibei $500 $500
53 Daniil Pasynkov $500 $0
53 Johannes Dietrich $500 $0
53 Nic Brown $500 $0
53 Nikolay Chaplinskiy $500 $0
53 Sebastian Steffen $500 $0
62 Brad Tandy $250 $250
62 Gao Weihong $250 $250
62 Ling Huanan $250 $250
62 Jordan Coelho $250 $250
62 William Debourges $250 $250
62 Dmitry Lapshin $250 $0
62 Kliment Kolesnikov $250 $0
62 Mikhail Vekovishchev $250 $0
62 Sergei Geibel $250 $0

Women:

Rank Name TOTAL Cluster 2 Cluster 2 (from bonus)
1 Katinka Hosszu $189,750 $98,250 $50,000
2 Jeanette Ottesen $100,000 $47,500 $30,000
3 Daryna Zevina $59,500 $30,000 $20,000
4 Yulia Efimova $57,250 $13,500
5 Alia Atkinson $54,000 $46,500 $35,000
6 Katie Meili $28,250 $7,500
7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos $27,500 $19,500 $10,000
8 Emily Seebohm $15,500 $0
9 Madeline Groves $15,500 $7,250
10 Rie Kaneto $14,000 $9,500 $5,000
11 Franziska Hentke $6,000 $0
12 Fang Yi $5,000 $5,000
12 Natalia Lovtcova $5,000 $4,000
14 Daria Ustinova $4,500 $0
14 Miho Takahashi $4,500 $0
16 Breeja Larson $4,000 $1,500
17 Brittany Elmslie $3,500 $3,500
18 Zhu Menghui $3,250 $3,250
19 Leah Neale $3,000 $0
19 Shao Yiwen $3,000 $0
21 Lu Ying $2,750 $2,750
21 Holly Barratt $2,750 $0
23 Cheng Haihua $2,500 $2,500
23 Wang Siqi $2,500 $1,000
23 Anna Santamans $2,500 $0
26 Hou Yawen $2,000 $2,000
27 Liu Xiang $1,750 $1,750
28 Liu Siyu $1,500 $1,500
28 Hannah Miley $1,500 $0
30 Haihua Cheng $1,250 $1,250
30 Zhang Jiaqi $1,250 $1,250
32 Dong Jie $1,000 $1,000
32 Ai Yanhan $1,000 $1,000
32 Li Bingjie $1,000 $1,000
32 Anastasiia Kirpichnikova $1,000 $0
32 Kimberly Buys $1,000 $0
37 Shi Jinglin $750 $750
37 Marie Wattel $750 $0
37 Daria Tcvetkova $750 $0
37 Mathilde Cini $750 $0
37 Daria Kartashova $750 $0
42 Spela Bohinc $500 $500
42 Xu Huiyi $500 $500
42 Lei Lei $500 $500
42 Zhang Yufei $500 $500
42 Claudia Lau Yin Yan $500 $500
42 Lok Chan Kin $500 $500
42 Chen Jie $500 $500
42 Tang Yi $500 $500
42 Tessa Wallace $500 $500
42 Yang Chang $500 $500
42 Kin Lok Chan $500 $0
53 Wu Chengying $250 $250
53 Samantha Labuschagne $250 $250
53 Emma Chelius $250 $250
53 Li Liuyuxin $250 $250
53 Camille Gheorghiu $250 $250
53 Camille Dauba $250 $250
53 Vasilissa Buinaia $250 $0
53 Liz Roberts $250 $0
53 Ksenia Vasilenok $250 $0
53 Arina Surkova $250 $0

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