The collective winners of seven World Titles sit at the top of the heap after Aussie Round, Fast Catch, and Endurance were completed on day one of the 2012 Individual World Cup. German Fridolin Frost (winner in 1992, 1998, 2006, and 2008) is a solitary ranking point ahead of Swissman Manuel Schütz (winner in 2000, 2002, and 2004). It would appear only American Richard Bower remains in the battle for first place, as he sits just 2.5 points behind Manu.
A surprise in fourth place is local Brazilian thrower Eduardo Mistico. Another Brazilian, André Caixeta Ribeiro, also won the Fast Catch event with a time of 18.43 seconds. Many of the other usual suspects fill the rest of the top ten, with veteran German thrower Günter Möller a slight surprise in sixth spot, no small part of that due to him winning Aussie Round with a score of 85 points.
Two-time world champion Robby Croll (1988, 1996) from Melbourne sits in a very healthy 16th spot. Another Australian veteran, Roger Perry, sits in 21st place. Rob and Roger shared eighth place in the Aussie Round event.
Grant Perry and Simon Bollen are also in the top half of the competition, at 30th and 31st, with three top 20 event placings between them.