Chad Le Clos, Katinka Hosszu Lead Both Asian Cluster, Overall World Cup Points Charts

TOKYO, Japan, November 10. WITH just two more nights of swimming in Beijing left, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos are both in for some huge paydays based on the Asian cluster and overall points leader charts released by FINA today.

Provisional leaders of the Cluster after the 7th meet:
MEN
Swimmer Country Points
1. Chad Le Clos RSA 179
2. Vladimir Morozov RUS 105
3. Daniel Gyurta HUN 81

WOMEN
Swimmer Country Points
1. Katinka Hosszu HUN 180
2. Alicia Coutts AUS 87
3. Yulia Efimova RUS 86

Provisional leaders of the World Cup after the 7th meet:
MEN
Swimmer Country Points
1. Chad Le Clos RSA 511
2. Vladimir Morozov RUS 345
3. Robert Hurley AUS 252

WOMEN
Swimmer Country Points
1. Katinka Hosszu HUN 759
2. Alia Atkinson JAM 255
3. Mireia Belmonte ESP 238

This means that not only are Le Clos and Hosszu almost guaranteed an extra $50,000 each for winning the Asian cluster, moving Hosszu to nearly $250,000 in earnings and Le Clos up to about $200,000, they both are in line for $100,000 overall points leader checks as well.

That means Hosszu is likely to win at least $350,000 for her time on the tour, plus another $5-10,000 in race winnings from Beijing, while Le Clos will be in line for $300,000 in winnings with another $5-7,000 in race winnings in Beijing as well.

It’s an astonishing amount of money for the top winners this year as FINA begins to heavily invest in the World Cup as the top professional swimming circuit in the history of the sport.

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