World Cup Points: Hosszu close to 700, Lu in line for performance bonus

As they did in the money lists, defending series champs Katinka Hosszu and Chad le Clos continued to add to their points leads on day 1 of the Beijing World Cup. By this point, with just two and a half World Cup meets left on the season, both should feel pretty comfortable in their abilities to repeat as series champions.

For le Clos, his closest competitor isn’t even competing in Beijing. American Tom Shields, who had a great second cluster to move into second overall, is absent from this week’s World Cup, and is hanging onto second place by a threat. Daniel Gyurta put up 18 points on day 1 and now sits just 7 behind Shields. Le Clos has 318, and leads both by nearly 100.

Hosszu is just about to crack 700 points on the season, sitting three shy after putting up 54 on day 1 in Beijing. Inge Dekker is her closest follower, back at 273.

But Hosszu’s streak of winning the top performance bonus at every World Cup meet this year could be in jeopardy. Currently the best performance in FINA points is Chinese butterflyer Lu Ying‘s 100 fly, which broke Asian and Chinese records and earned 952 FINA points. Hosszu’s top event was her 946-point 800 free. Dekker currently has the second-best swim at 948, also from the 100 fly.

For the men, it’s Le Clos on top with his 969-point 50 fly. He could very well improve that score tomorrow with the 100 fly, where he’s been right on the world record most of the series.

Each meet gives out performance bonuses to the top 3 individual swims. The best swim earns 24, second-best 18 and third-best 12.

Full day 1 recap

Money Lists after day 1

Men’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS Beijing Day 1
1 Chad le Clos South Africa 318 36
2 Tom Shields USA 225 0
3 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 218 18
4 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 186 0
5 Marco Koch Germany 162 0
6 Christian Diener Germany 123 0
7 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 84 0
8 Steffen Deibler Germany 69 15
9 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 60 18
9 David Verraszto Hungary 60 0
11 Roland Schoeman South Africa 51 12
12 Eugene Godsoe USA 48 6
13 Gergely Gyurta Hungary 42 9
14 Bobby Hurley Australia 36 0
15 Hiromasa Fujimori Japan 30 0
15 Konrad Czerniak Poland 30 0
15 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 30 0
18 Cody Miller USA 27 0
18 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 27 0
20 Geoff Cheah Hong Kong 24 0
20 Li Yongwei China 24 0
20 Gergo Kis Hungary 24 0
20 Josh Schneider USA 24 0
24 Daiya Seto Japan 21 21
24 Sergei Fesikov Russia 21 21
26 Viacheslav Prudnikov Russia 18 0
26 Yasuhiro Koseki Japan 18 0
26 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 18 0
26 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 18 0
30 Oleg Tikhobaev Russia 15 0
30 Leith Shankland South Africa 15 0
32 Sun Yang China 12 12
32 Wang Shun China 12 12
32 Xu Jiayu China 12 12
32 Sergiy Frolov Ukraine 12 0
32 Hayate Matsubara Japan 12 0
32 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 12 0
32 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 12 0
39 Mao Feilian China 9 9
39 Mitchell Larkin Australia 9 9
39 Myles Brown South Africa 9 9
39 Kirill Prigoda Russia 9 0
39 Martin Liivamagi Estonia 9 0
39 Masato Sakai Japan 9 0
45 Giles Smith USA 6 6
45 Huang Chaosheng China 6 6
45 Takeharu Fujimori Japan 6 6
45 Wang Kecheng China 6 6
45 Andrei Nikolaev Russia 6 0
45 Hong Jinlong China 6 0
45 Mikhail Polishchuk CLB 6 0
45 Nikita Babchenko CLB 6 0
45 Oleg Kostin Russia 6 0
45 Viktor Bromer Denmark 6 0
45 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Finland 6 0
45 Ashley Delaney Australia 6 0
45 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 6 0
45 Martin Spitzer Austria 6 0

Women’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS Bejing Day 1
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 697 54
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 273 21
3 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 189 9
4 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 171 12
5 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 123 0
6 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 90 0
7 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 69 0
8 Rie Kaneto Japan 60 0
8 Breeja Larson USA 60 0
10 Caitlin Leverenz USA 51 9
11 Veronica Popova Russia 45 0
12 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 39 0
13 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 36 0
14 Lisa Zaiser Austria 33 0
15 Mie Nielsen Denmark 27 0
16 Bi Yirong China 24 6
16 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 24 0
18 Franziska Hentke Germany 21 0
18 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 21 0
20 Maria Astashkina Russia 18 6
20 Anastasia Lyazeva CLB 18 0
20 Julie Levisen Denmark 18 0
20 Laura Sogar USA 18 0
24 Madison Wilson Australia 15 15
24 Qui Yuhan China 15 15
26 Fu Yuanhui China 12 12
26 Lu Ying China 12 12
26 Anastasia Osipenko CLB 12 0
26 Jenna Laukkanen Finalnd 12 0
26 Stephanie Au Hong Kong 12 0
26 Tatjana Schoenmaker South Africa 12 0
26 Danielle Villars Switzerland 12 0
26 Lena Kreundl Austria 12 0
34 Sally Hunter Australia 9 9
34 Shen Duo China 9 9
34 Tang Yuting CLB 9 9
34 Daria Deeva CLB 9 0
34 Hang Yu Sze Hong Kong 9 0
34 Natalia Ivaneeva CLB 9 0
34 Vitalina Simonova Russia 9 0
41 Elizabeth Beisel USA 6 6
41 Zhang Yuhan China 6 6
41 Zhou Min China 6 6
41 Ekaterina Shapanikova CLB 6 0
41 Irina Shvaeva CLB 6 0
41 Jamie Yeung Hong Kong 6 0
41 Liting Wang China 6 0
41 Siobhan Haughey Hong Kong 6 0
41 Michee Van Rooyen South Africa 6 0

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