2019 BUDAPEST OPEN
After finishing in a tie for second in the 50 free on the opening day of the 2019 Budapest Open, Estonian Daniel Zaitsev picked up a win and set a new National Record on day two.
Competing in the final of the men’s 50 fly, Zaitsev touched in a time of 23.53, lowering his previous Estonian Record of 23.58 set at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Including his 23.73 swim in the prelims, the 21-year-old has now gone sub-24 in the event on nine separate occasions.
Another impressive swim on the night came from Hungary’s Daniel Sos, who dominated the men’s 200 IM in a time of 2:01.27. Sos was just six-tenths off his lifetime best of 2:00.64 from the 2017 Hungarian Championships in Debrecen.
- Efe Turan of Turkey won the men’s 400 free in a time of 3:56.88, narrowly missing his best of 3:56.64 from the 2018 Mediterranean Games. Slovakian Adam Rosipal was the runner-up in 3:57.89.
- Petra Barocsai of Hungary won the women’s 400 free in a time of 4:20.27.
- Another Hungarian Monika Olle took the women’s 50 fly in 27.00, just over a tenth off her 26.88 PB set in April.
- Laura Szabo-Feltothy took over a second off her best to win the women’s 200 IM in 2:17.82.