Daniel Zaitsev Lowers Estonian 50 Fly Record On Day 2 Of 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.

Umitcan Gures of Turkey placed second in 24.03, followed by Abdelrahman Elaraby (24.11) of Egypt and notable Hungarians Peter Holoda (24.14) and Nandor Nemeth (24.23).

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.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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