Caba Silađi Clocks 100 Breast Serbian Record In Hungary

2019 HUNGARIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

While competing on day 1 of the 2019 Hungarian Open National Championships, Serbia’s Caba Silađi cracked a new National Record of 59.40 en route to winning the men’s 100m breaststroke.

Entering these championships, the 28-year-old’s previous personal best and NR stood at the 59.74 he clocked at these same championships last year. Since then, Silađi punched a time of 1:00.46 for silver in Tarragona last year at the 2018 Mediterranean Games. Also in 2018, Silađi notched 59.91 at the European Championships in the semi-finals, before ultimately logging 1:00.15 to finish 8th in the final.

At these championships in Hungary, splitting 27.53/31.87, Silađi stopped the clock in 59.40 to represent the only man in the field to dip under the minute threshold. Valentin Bayer was next in 1:00.83, while Christopher Rothbauer rounded out the top 3 in 1:00.90.

With his effort, Silađi now checks in as the 6th fastest performer in the world this year. Belarusian Ilya Shymanovich still leads the pack with his monster 58.29 from last weekend.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 BREAST

AdamGBR
PEATY
04/16
57.87
2Ilya
SHYMANOVICH
BLR58.2903/24
3James
WILBY
GBR58.6604/16
4Yan
ZIBEI
CHN58.7406/23
5Fabio
SCOZZOLI
ITA59.0505/11
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Cheeba

Fun fact, it’s also a Hungarian record, as he has Hungarian nationality too. Took Daniel Gyurta’s record.

Ytho

Also, he trains in Hungary

yinz

How does it work for dual nationalities? Two-for-one? (BOGO :-))

Čaba Silađi (Csaba Szilagyi) is a Serbian swimmer of Hungarian ethnicity. Silađi mainly competes in the breaststroke. Silađi goes by the Serbian form of his name. His name also appears transliterated as Caba Siladji in English sports sources.

Born: August 23, 1990 (age 28 years), Senta, Serbia
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 168 lbs

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