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 300â€™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 30’000.
Among men, Olympic champion Chad Le Clos (RSA) currently leads the overall rankings with 120 points, closely followed by Hungaryâ€™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 womenâ€™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.
Full calendar of FINA Swimming World Cup 2014:
August 27-28, Doha (QAT)
August 31 – September 1, Dubai (UAE)
September 29-30, Hong Kong (HKG)
October 4-5, Moscow (RUS)
October 24-25, Beijing (CHN)
October 28-29, Tokyo (JPN)
November 1-2, Singapore (SIN)
Press release from FINA
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