The FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 will resume with
the second cluster of meets in Hong Kong (HKG) on September 29.
After a dazzling start in Doha (QAT) and Dubai (UAE) last August,
where six new world records were set, the best swimmers in action
are gearing up for some more action-packed racing and eye-opening
performances in 25m-pool.
Smashing a total five world records, 'Iron lady' Katinka Hosszu,
winner of the 2012 and 2013 Series, finished atop cluster 1 with
355 points while Dutch Inge Dekker took second (126 points) and
Jamaica's Alia Atkinson (87 points), third. South African Chad Le
Clos was the best among men with 120 points, followed by Hungary's
Daniel Gyurta (116 points), owner of the sixth world record, and
Thomas Fraser-Holmes (93 points). Cluster 3 will comprise three
stops in Asia: Beijing (CHN, Oct 24-25), Tokyo (JPN, Oct 28-29) and
Singapore (SIN, Nov 1-2).
25m-pool action resumes in Hong Kong
FINA/MASTBANK SWIMMING WORLD CUP 2014
Hong Kong will welcome the international swimming elite for the
third leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 from
September 29-30. Hong Kong, together with Moscow (RUS, October
4-5), constitute the second cluster of the Series. |
A total USD 300’000 is on offer for cluster no.2 and will be
distributed to the six highest-ranked swimmers among men and women
(USD 150'000 for each category), as well as for cluster no.3
(Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore). At the end of the Series, the men's
and women's World Cup winner will receive USD 100'000 in prize
money, the second-placed USD 50'000 and third-placed USD
Among men, Olympic champion Chad Le Clos (RSA) currently leads the
overall rankings with 120 points, closely followed by
Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta (116 points). Australian Thomas
Fraser-Holmes completes the top-3 with 93 points.
Two-time World Cup winner Katinka Hosszu (HUN) tops the
women’s general standings with an outstanding 355 points.
Dutch Inge Dekker is runner-up with 126 points while Alia Atkinson
of Jamaica is third with 87 points.
A total six World and 10 World Cup records have been set in this
year's Series so far.
The FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup can be followed through live
streaming of finals on
FINAtv and a
live info feed at
Full calendar of FINA Swimming World Cup 2014:
August 31 - September 1 Dubai (UAE)
September 29-30 Hong Kong (HKG)
October 24-25 Beijing (CHN)
October 28-29 Tokyo (JPN)
November 1-2 Singapore (SIN)
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