For the women, a pair of swimmers broke into the $5,000 range.
While swimmers are vying for individual event winnings, the overall grand prize for the seven-meet circuit is $100,000 for both the men and the women. Second place overall earns $50,000, while third place cashes in $30,000. The total sum distributed is $360,000 for grand prize winners, while $102,000 is available at each meet.
In another head-to-head Dutch duel, Ranomi Kromowidjojo topped Marleen Veldhuis, 52.88 to 53.97, after taking second in the 50 free yesterday. Kromowidjojo moved to the top of the early season rankings, well ahead of Marieke Guehrer's 53.32 from July.
Hong Kong's David Wong Kai Wai clipped Italy's Samuel Pizzetti, 1:46.70 to 1:46.73, for the top prize in the event, and his first win of the World Cup series. While Kai Wai improved to $2,000 for the meet thus far, Pizzetti added $2,500 so far tonight to move to $4,000 overall this weekend.
UAE's Velimir Stjepanovic (1:47.24),
UAE's Mubarak Al-Besher (1:02.22),
Japan's Izumi Kato claimed her second first-place check of the weekend to move her tally to $3,000 with a winning time of 4:34.52. Czech's Barbora Zavadova, meanwhile, finished second in the distance medley with a 4:36.84 for $2,500 overall, while
UAE's Anouque Berghuis (5:14.71), Hannah Taleb (5:29.93) and Sarah Duncan (5:31.72) also swam in the finale.
UAE's Velimir Stjepanovic (53.97),
UAE's Gabriella Austin (1:06.43), Charlotte Lechner (1:08.85), Jenny Balac (1:10.86) and Rhea Castelino (1:11.96) competed for the title along with the three medalists.
UAE's Anouque Berghuis missed cashing out with a fourth-place 2:32.56, while China's Wang Junyao was disqualified, missing a chance to add to her $2,000 tally thus far.
Jukic, meanwhile, finished second in 1:56.10, and has amassed $4,000 already this weekend.
In another sparsely filled event,
UAE's Anouque Berghuis (4:37.22) and Rhea Castelino (4:52.56) were the other two swimmers to compete in the finale.
The men's splash-and-dash produced the first tie of the weekend as
UAE's Velimir Stjepanovic (22.82), UAE's Tiago Ferrao (22.91),
The Chinese dominated the distance breaststroke event with a medal-stand sweep. Fan Rong won the gold in 2:22.58 for $2,500 overall, while Liu Xiaoyu finished second in 2:23.69 for $4,000 overall this weekend. Wu Yuele was the newest first-time moneywinner of the weekend with a third-place 2:23.91 for $500 to complete the Chinese sweep.
Czech's Simona Baumrtova (1:02.37),
UAE's Alistair Allan (2:12.33),
sumber:Swimming World Magazine