Shi, Wang, Seto Join World Cup Tour For Beijing Stop

2016 FINA World Cup – Beijing

The second cluster of the 2016 FINA World Cup tour will bring in some new faces, including Chinese Olympic medalists Shi Jinglin and Wang Shun and Japan’s medal-winner Daiya Seto.

All three were bronze medalists in Rio: Shi in the women’s 200 breast, Wang in the men’s 200 IM and Seto in the men’s 200 IM.

They’ll join a huge list of Olympic medalists who have already been competing on the World Cup tour this year. Series points leaders Katinka Hosszu and Vladimir Morozov return, as do their closest pursuers Jeanette Ottesen and Chad le Clos.

Morozov Emulating the Iron Lady

As usual, the Iron Lady Hosszu will take on a huge event lineup. She’s entered in 15 of 17 events on the women’s side – all but the 50 free and 100 breast. There’s a reason she’s leading the points and has won the series five years running, and it has everything to do with her willingness to race every event in which she can scrape out prize money or points.

This time, men’s point leader Morozov will look to make a similar jump. He’s been swimming somewhat lighter lineups so far, but entered 6 events in Beijing: the 50 and 100 frees, 50 and 100 breasts, the 100 IM (where he set two world records early in the tour) and the 50 back.

Seto Set To Make Waves

Joining the tour is Seto, who will contest his own brutal meet lineup. He’s entered into 8 events: the 100, 200 and 400 IMs, the 100 and 200 flys, the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and the 200 back.

A big start to this cluster could put Seto into the hunt for a high finish in the series – especially if he continues to swim the next few meets away from his stomping grounds, because after the tour moves away from his stomping grounds into the Middle East (Dubai and Doha), it returns to his home turf, with the last cluster going through Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Fireworks in Women’s Breaststrokes

Maybe the races to watch continue to be the women’s breaststrokes, which have been an unpredictable ride so far. Alia Atkinson tied a world record in a huge showing at the season opener in Paris-Chartes, then dropped off a little in Berlin as Katie Meili and Yulia Efimova rose. Then with Atkinson sitting out the Moscow stop, Efimova took over for a breaststroke sweep.

Add Shi into that mix and all three breaststroking distances should be outstanding races in Beijing.

Current Points Leaders

Women:

Rank Name TOTAL
1 Katinka Hosszu 378
2 Jeanette Ottesen 141
3 Alia Atkinson 121
4 Yulia Efimova 120
4 Daryna Zevina 120
6 Katie Meili 111
7 Emily Seebohm 105
8 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 78
9 Madeline Groves 66
10 Franziska Hentke 48

Men:

Rank Name TOTAL
1 Vlad Morozov 226
2 Chad le Clos 192
3 Philip Heintz 138
4 Cameron van der Burgh 102
5 Bobby Hurley 99
6 Kirill Prigoda 81
7 Mitch Larkin 78
8 Hiromasa Fujimori 75
9 Marco Koch 69
10 James Guy 66
10 Pavel Sankovich 66

Full Standings

Full Money Lists

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

Points System

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

Order of Events


Friday 30/09/2016
– Day 1
Finals: 19:00 (GMT+8)

Saturday 1/10/2016
– Day 2
Finals: 19:00 (GMT+8)
• 100m Freestyle Men
• 200m Freestyle Women
• 50m Breaststroke Men
• 100m Breaststroke Women
• 100m Butterfly Women
Award Ceremonies
• 100m Backstroke Men
• 50m Backstroke Women
• 200m Butterfly Men
• 200m IM Women
Award Ceremonies
• 400m Freestyle Men
• 50m Freestyle Women
• 200m Breaststroke Men
• 100m IM Men
Award Ceremonies
• 200m Backstroke Women
• 50 m Butterfly Men
Award Ceremonies
• 800m Freestyle Women
• 4 x 50 m Medley Mixed
Award Ceremonies
• 100m Freestyle Women
• 200m Freestyle Men
• 50m Breaststroke Women
• 100m Breaststroke Men
• 100m Butterfly Men
Award Ceremonies
• 100m Backstroke Women
• 50m Backstroke Men
• 200m Butterfly Women
• 200m IM Men
Award Ceremonies
• 400m Freestyle Women
• 50m Freestyle Men
• 200m Breaststroke Women
• 100m IM Women
Award Ceremonies
• 200m Backstroke Men
• 50 m Butterfly Women
Award Ceremonies
• 1500m Freestyle Men
• 4 x 50 m Freestyle Mixed
Award Ceremonies

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