Shields, Le Clos dominate Hong Kong points for men, Hosszu leads women by over 300

With the third of seven stops completed on the World Cup tour, Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu are in great shape to repeat as series champions in the points.

Hosszu extended her lead by another 100 points in Hong Kong without even earning a world record bonus, and she now leads Inge Dekker by 331. Hosszu scored 162 in Hong Kong alone.

Le Clos still leads for the men, but his lead is just over 25 points, with Tom Shields using Hong Kong to close in. Shields was the overall points winner of the Hong Kong meet, putting up 81 points to le Clos’s 72.

The series gives out cash bonuses for the winners of each cluster – Hong Kong kicks off the second cluster, which closes this weekend in Moscow, so Shields and Hosszu are the front-runners for those big bonuses. One interesting piece to watch will be whether Le Clos ramps up his event lineup to try to take the biggest bonus in Moscow. Le Clos has started the series with a lighter event lineup to prevent himself from burning out late on the tour. But the difference between the $50,000 first-place cluster bonus and the $35,000 check for second place might be enough to convince him to take on a more daunting load in Moscow.

The points are determined from individual top-three finishes, world record bonuses (of which there were none in Hong Kong) and performance bonuses. That means the 3 best overall performances in FINA points earn point bonuses for that athlete.

As has been the trend this season, the top two male performances came from the same race, the 100 fly. Le Clos nearly took down the world record and earned the top bonus, while Shields took second with the second-best swim of the entire meet, per FINA points.

There was a tight battle for the third spot – Marco Koch and Daniel Gyurta actually tied in FINA points with their 200 breaststrokes, but Koch was actually .01 faster and earned the third bonus based on that.

Hosszu was the top performer for the women with her 100 back, and Alia Atkinson nipped Inge Dekker for the second points bonus with her 100 breast.

Performance Bonuses:

Women:

  • 1st (24 bonus points): Katinka Hosszu, 100 back – 55.34 – 994 FINA points
  • 2nd (18 bonus points): Alia Atkinson, 100 breast – 1:03.23 – 959 FINA points
  • 3rd (12 bonus points): Inge Dekker, 100 fly – 56.03 – 948 FINA points

Men:

  • 1st (24 bonus points): Chad le Clos, 100 fly – 48.56 – 995 FINA points
  • 2nd (18 bonus points): Tom Shields, 100 fly – 49.02 – 967 FINA points
  • 3rd (12 bonus points): Marco Koch, 200 breast – 2:02.50 – 955 FINA points

Full day 1 recap

Money lists after Hong Kong

Women’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS TOTAL: Hong Kong
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 517 162
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 186 60
3 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 159 72
4 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 129 45
5 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 84 27
6 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 69 0
7 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 60 36
7 Breeja Larson USA 60 0
9 Caitlin Leverenz USA 42 0
10 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 39 0
11 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 36 0
12 Lisa Zaiser Austria 33 0
13 Rie Kaneto Japan 30 30
13 Veronica Popova Russia 30 30
15 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 24 0
16 Franziska Hentke Germany 21 0
16 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 21 0
18 Laura Sogar USA 18 0
19 Stephanie Au Hong Kong 12 12
19 Tatjana Schoenmaker South Africa 12 12
19 Danielle Villars Switzerland 12 0
19 Lena Kreundl Austria 12 0
23 Hang Yu Sze Hong Kong 9 9
24 Jamie Yeung Hong Kong 6 6
24 Liting Wang China 6 6
24 Siobhan Haughey Hong Kong 6 6
24 Michee Van Rooyen South Africa 6 0

Men’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS TOTAL: Hong Kong
1 Chad le Clos South Africa 192 72
2 Tom Shields USA 166.5 81
3 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 143 27
4 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 141 48
5 Marco Koch Germany 120 51
6 Christian Diener Germany 87 24
7 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 60 15
8 David Verraszto Hungary 45 18
9 Eugene Godsoe USA 42 0
10 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 40.5 0
11 Roland Schoeman South Africa 37.5 0
12 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 30 0
13 Konrad Czerniak Poland 28.5 0
14 Cody Miller USA 27 0
14 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 27 0
16 Geoff Cheah Hong Kong 24 24
16 Hiromasa Fujimori Japan 24 24
16 Gergo Kis Hungary 24 0
16 Josh Schneider USA 24 0
20 Bobby Hurley Australia 21 0
20 Steffen Deibler Germany 21 0
22 Gergely Gyurta Hungary 18 18
22 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 18 0
22 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 18 0
25 Li Yongwei China 15 15
25 Leith Shankland South Africa 15 6
27 Viacheslav Prudnikov Russia 12 12
27 Yasuhiro Koseki Japan 12 12
27 Hayate Matsubara Japan 12 0
27 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 12 0
27 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 12 0
32 Kirill Prigoda Russia 9 9
32 Masato Sakai Japan 9 9
32 Oleg Tikhobaev Russia 9 9
35 Hong Jinlong China 6 6
35 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Finland 6 0
35 Ashley Delaney Australia 6 0
35 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 6 0
35 Martin Spitzer Austria 6 0

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