2016 FINA World Cup Money List: Morozov, Hosszu Clinch World Cup Titles

Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia Dalberto/Lapresse

This year, more than $2 million is up for grabs during a nine-stage, three-cluster FINA World Cup Series.

Swimmers are racing for $1,500 (1st), $1,000 (2nd) and $500 (3rd) for podium placements, and also are earning up to $10,000 per world-record performance. That’s $92,000 in just race winnings available at each stop this year.

Vladimir Morozov of Russia and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary clinched their titles as the top male and female performers of the 2016 FINA/Airweave World Cup Series after building upon their medal counts and solidifying their leads at the third and final cluster of the series, which featured stops in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. This marks the first time that Morozov has won the World Cup title, while Hosszu won the title for the fifth straight year.

The series is divided into three “clusters” with each containing three meets. Morozov maintained his spot atop the men’s leaderboard by continuing to deliver top showings in the 50 and 100 freestyle events along with the 100 IM. The Russian Olympian added nine gold, two silver, and one bronze to a now fairly extensive collection of medals.

Morozov bagged an additional $66,000 in earnings for the third cluster, along with his $70,000 from the second cluster and his $88,500 from the first cluster. Add in the $100,000 bonus that accompanies winning the World Cup title and Morozov collected a total of $324,500 in prize money.

Hosszu continued her heavy race loads in the third cluster, collecting a staggering 27 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze medals between the three stops. She earned a total of 384 rankings points between the three stops to win the $50,000 cluster bonus.

In total Hosszu took home $97,000 in earnings from cluster three between race and bonus prizes. Additionally she collected $98,500 at the second cluster and $91,500 from the first cluster, along with the $100,000 bonus from winning the World Cup title. Hosszu concludes the 2016 World Cup Series with $387,000 in earnings.

While Morozov and Hosszu topped the competition with overall rankings of 640 and 1197 points respectively, the fight for second and third had much closer margins. Chad le Clos maintained his spot at second on the men’s side with 516 points, while Daiya Seto finished third overall with 330 points. On the women’s side, Jeanette Ottesen and Alia Atkinson continue to exchange second and third place in the overall standings. Atkinson’s World Record lifted her above Ottesen to finish second with 480 points over Ottesen’s 441.

Overall Winners: USD $360,000

Men

  1. Vladimir Morozov, 640 points, $100,000
  2. Chad le Clos, 516 points, $50,000
  3. Daiya Seto, 330 points, $30,000

Women

  1. Katinka Hosszu, 1197 points, $100,000
  2. Alia Atkinson, 480 points, $50,000
  3. Jeanette Ottesen, 441 points, $30,000

World Record Bonuses:

  1. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) won a World Record bonus on day one of competition in Paris when he slid past the existing 50.66 WR in the 100 IM with a 50.60.
  2. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) won his second World Record bonus of the series by once again lowering the World Record in the men’s 100 IM. He moved the time from his 50.60 in Paris to a 50.30 at the Berlin stop.
  3. Alia Atkinson dashed to a new World Record in finals of the women’s 50 breaststroke during the Tokyo stop. The Jamaican native delivered a 28.64, .16 seconds faster than the previous 28.80.

Three Best Performances (by meet):

Paris-Chartres

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM– 50.60 (WR), 1003 pts, 44 points
  • Chad le Clos, 100 Fly– 49.05, 963 pts, 18 points
  • Philip Heintz, 200 IM– 1:52.03, 937 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 100 BR– 1:02.36 (=WR), 1000 pts, 34 points
  • Daryna Zevina, 200 BK– 1:59.35 (WC), 996 pts, 18 points
  • Katinka Hosszu, 100 BK– 55.93, 952 pts, 12 points

Berlin

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM– 50.30 (WR), 1021 pts, 34 points
  • Chad le Clos, 100 Fly– 48.66, 986 pts, 18 points
  • Marco Koch, 200 Breast– 2:01.92, 964 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 50 Breast– 29.00, 979 pts, 24 points
  • Katinka Hosszu, 100 IM– 57.12, 976 pts, 18 points
  • Katie Meili, 100 Breast– 1:02.92 (AR), 965 pts, 12 points

Moscow

Men:

  • Chad le Clos, 200 Fly–1:49.10, 985 pts, 24 points
  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM– 51.03, 978 pts, 18 points
  • Marco Koch, 200 Breast– 2:01.94, 964 pts, 12 points

Women

  • Yulia Efimova, 100 Breast– 1:02.91, 974 pts, 24 points
  • Daryna Zevina, 200 Back– 2:00.47, 969 pts, 18 points
  • Katie Meili, 100 Breast– 1:03.36, 953 pts, 12 points

Beijing

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM – 51.06, 976 pts, 24 points
  • Chad le Clos, 200 Fly – 1:49.82, 965 pts, 18 points
  • Wang Shun, 200 IM – 1:51.63, 947 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Rie Kaneto, 200 Breast – 2:15.91, 970 pts, 24 points
  • Alia Atkinson, 50 Breast – 29.15, 964 pts, 18 points
  • Jeanette Ottesen, 100 Free – 51.93, 942 pts, 12 points
  • Daryna Zevina, 200 Back – 2:01.61, 942 pts

Jeanette Ottesen breaks tie for third with top second-best swim of the meet with a 909-point 100 Fly against Zevina’s 883-point 100 Back.

Dubai

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM – 51.05, 977 pts, 24 points
  • Chad le Clos, 200 Fly – 1:49.71, 968 pts, 18 points
  • Marco Koch, 200 Breast – 2:03.41, 930 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 50 Breast – 29.02, 977 pts, 24 points
  • Rie Kaneto, 200 Breast – 2:16.30, 962 pts, 18 points
  • Daryna Zevina, 200 Back – 2:00.97, 957 pts, 12 points
  • Katie Meili, 100 Breast – 1:03.26, 957 pts

Daryna Zevina breaks tie with top second-best swim of the meet with a 904-point 100 Back over Meili’s 898-point 50 Breast.

Doha

Men:

  • Daiya Seto, 200 Fly – 1:49.84, 965 pts, 24 points
  • Marco Koch, 200 Breast – 2:02.13, 960 pts, 18 points
  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 Free – 45.77, 946 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 50 Breast – 28.98, 981 pts, 24 points
  • Rie Kaneto, 200 Breast – 2:15.76, 973 pts, 18 points
  • Jeanette Ottesen, 100 Free – 51.58, 961 pts, 12 points

Singapore

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM – 50.70, 997 pts, 24 points
  • Marco Koch, 200 Breast – 2:01.41, 977 pts, 18 points
  • Mykhailo Romanchuk, 1500 Free – 14:15.49, 974 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 100 Breast – 1:02.40, 998 pts, 24 points
  • Katinka Hosszu, 100 Back – 55.80, 959 pts, 18 points
  • Emily Seebohm, 50 Back – 26.18, 942 pts, 12 points

Tokyo

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM – 50.55, 1006 pts, 24 points
  • Marco Koch, 200 Breast – 2:01.43, 976 pts, 18 points
  • Daiya Seto, 200 Fly – 1:49.93, 963 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 50 Breast – 28.64 (WR), 1016 pts, 44 points
  • Katinka Hosszu, 100 Back – 55.59, 970 pts, 18 points
  • Rie Kaneto, 200 Breast – 2:16.75, 952 pts, 12 points

Hong Kong

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM – 50.33, 1019 pts, 24 points
  • Mykhailo Romanchuk, 1500 Free – 14:18.53, 963 pts, 18 points
  • Chad le Clos, 200 Fly – 1:49.95, 962 pts, 12 points

Women:

  • Alia Atkinson, 100 Breast – 1:02.68, 984 pts, 24 points
  • Yulia Efimova, 200 Breast – 2:16.49, 958 pts, 18 points
  • Kelsi Worrell, 100 Fly – 55.49, 953 pts, 12 points

Cluster 1 (Paris, Berlin, Moscow): USD $300,000

Men:

  1. Vladimir Morozov, 226 points, $50,000
  2. Chad le Clos, 192 points, $35,000
  3. Philip Heintz, 138 points, $30,000
  4. Cameron van der Burgh, 102 points, $20,000
  5. Robert Hurley, 99 points, $10,000
  6. Kirill Prigoda, 81 points, $5,000

Women:

  1. Katinka Hosszu, 366 points, $50,000
  2. Jeanette Ottesen, 141 points *, $35,000
  3. Yulia Efimova, 120 points **, $30,000
  4. Daryna Zevina, 120 points, $20,000
  5. Katie Meili, 111 points, $10,000
  6. Emily Seebohm, 105 points, $5,000

* Alia Atkinson misses second place money bonus by not participating in the Moscow stop of the first cluster.

** Yulia Efimova wins tiebreaker with Daryna Zevina by earning more rankings points

Cluster 2 (Beijing, Dubai, Doha): USD $300,000

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 210 points, $50,000
  • Chad le Clos, 195 points , $35,000
  • Daiya Seto, 171 points, $30,000
  • Bobby Hurley, 114 points, $20,000
  • Philip Heintz, 96 points, $10,000
  • Pavel Sankovich, 93 points, $5,000

Women:

  • Katinka Hosszu, 405 points, $50,000
  • Jeanette Ottesen*, 168 points, $35,000
  • Alia Atkinson, 168 points, $30,000
  • Daryna Zevina, 99 points, $20,000
  • Zsuzsanna Jakabos**, 96 points, $10,000
  • Rie Kaneto, 96 points, $5,000

*Ottesen wins tie-breaker against Atkinson with more rankings points (141 v. 102)

**Jakabos wins tie-breaker against Kaneto with more rankings points (96 v. 36)

Cluster 3 (Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong): USD $300,000

Men:

  • Vladimir Morozov, 204 points, $50,000
  • Daiya Seto, 159 points, $35,000
  • Chad le Clos, 129 points, $30,000
  • Mykhailo Romanchuk, 102 points, $20,000
  • Marco Koch, 87 points, $10,000
  • Mitch Larkin, 78 points, $5,000

Women:

  • Katinka Hosszu, 414 points, $50,000
  • Alia Atkinson, 191 points, $35,000
  • Yulia Efimova, 150 points, $30,000
  • Emily Seebohm*, 135 points, $20,000
  • Jeanette Ottesen, 132 points, $10,000
  • Zsuzsanna Jakabos, 75 points, $5,000

*Seebohm wins tie-breaker against Ottesen with more rankings points (135 v. 132)

Overall/Cluster Scoring Explained:

The FINA Points Table will be used as the basis for deciding the ranking of swimmers at each Event according to the following:

By Meet:
1. Three best performances (according to the FINA Points Table), with the following score:
Best performance: 24 points
2nd best performance: 18 points
3rd best performance: 12 points
– In case of tie, the second best performance is taken into account (as per the present rules)

2. Medallists in all individual events, with the following score:
Gold medal: 12 points
Silver medal: 9 points
Bronze medal: 6 points

3. Bonus for World Record performance: 20 points

By Cluster:
1. The ranking will be established by adding all the Performance, Ranking (medallist) and WR points
– In case of tie with one of the swimmer having a WR performance: first is the swimmer with WR performance.
– In case of tie with both swimmers having WR performance: first is the swimmer with best WR performance (in accordance to the FINA Points Table).
– In case of tie with Performance and Ranking points: first is the swimmer with the higher number of Ranking points.
– In case of tie with Ranking points: first is the swimmer with the higher number of Ranking points in any of the cluster’s leg.

2. To win cluster points, a swimmer MUST compete on all stops of that cluster.

Overall:
1. Sum all the Cluster Points
– In case of tie, first is the swimmer with the best position in any of the clusters.

World Record Bonus points: For each new World Record, 20 bonus points will be awarded to the swimmer in addition to any ranking points earned at the Event. For any World Record equalled, 10 bonus points will be awarded to the swimmer in addition to any ranking points earned at the Event.

The swimmers accumulating the most points at the SWC Events in each year shall be declared the overall winners for both Men and Women.

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  1. avatar
    Dottore Battistello

    Cluster 3 Women:
    You write :”Emily Seebohm*, 132 points, $20,000
    Jeanette Ottesen, 132 points, $10,000
    *Seebohm wins tie-breaker against Ottesen with more rankings points (135 v. 132)”

    How can Seebohm have 135 pts when her total is 132 ?

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