Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and Chad Le Clos (RSA) finished in style at the closing leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013, held at Beijing’s iconic Water Cube from November 13-14, both obtaining their second World Cup crown. A total USD$ 2,218,000 in prize money has been distributed in this year’s edition.
Hosszu garnered an impressive 55 medals (32 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze) while Le Clos’ tally included 24 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze for a total 35.
Hosszu and Le Clos were also the best performers in the entire Series: Hosszu’s win in the 200m IM in a World record time of 2:03.20 scored 1034 points in Eindhoven while Le Clos received 1015 points after breaking his own World record in the 200m butterfly, clocking 1:48.56 in Singapore.
The 2013 edition of the World Cup featured record-breaking performances with no less than 23 World records (10 relay and 13 individual), and 33 World Cup records. In all, 83 men and 76 women from 30 nations medalled in this year’s Series.