Hosszu Does it Again Breaking Her Fourth World Record in Two Days

And she did it again. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has broken her fourth World Record in two days at the World Cup in Eindhoven.

In today’s the prelims of the 100 IM Hosszu broke Hinkelien Schreuder of the Netherland’s 2009 record of 57.74 by one one-hundredths of a second and then returned to the pool tonight to win the event in a time of 57.50 breaking her own mark.

Schreuder – 2009 – 26.82/30.92 = 57.74

Hosszu – prelims – 26.39/31.34 = 57.73

Hosszu – finals – 26.42/31.08 = 57.50

Hosszu’s accomplishment comes after having won both the 400 IM (in European record time) and 200 butterfly earlier in the evening.

She was followed by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden who finished second in a time of 58.78 and Alia Atkinson of Jamaica who collected the bronze posting a time of 59.11.

Women’s 400 IM

In her first event of the evening Hosszu dominated the 400 IM winning finishing over eight seconds ahead of the field and setting  a new World Cup record finishing in a time of 4:22.18. Hosszu broke Kathryn Mealim‘s 2009 record time of 4:22.88.

This is the first medley event of the meet that Hosszu did not break the world mark missing Julia Smit‘s 2009 World Record of 4:21.04. She did however break Hannah Miley‘s European record of 4:23.14. Miley set the record at the Short World Championships in December, a race where Hosszu finished with the bronze.

The Hungarian women swept the medals in the event with Zsuzsanna Jakabos finishing second in a time of 4:30.75 well ahead of Evelyn Verraszto who finished third in a time of 4:34.31.

Men’s 1500 freestyle

The evenings events started off with the men’s 1500 freestyle. Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri proved to be in great form in Barcelona, finishing behind Sun Yang of China and Canadian Ryan Cochrane collecting the bronze in the 1500 while setting a new Italian record in the process. The World Short Course champion continued to be on top of his game winning the event in Eindhoven in a time of 14:27.65 breaking the World Cup record of 14:28.35 set by fellow Italian Federico Colbertaldo in 2009.

His time was also almost four seconds faster than his winning time at the short course worlds in Turkey.

South African Myles Brown who finished second in the 400 freestyle yesterday was neck and neck with the Italian until the final 200 meters where Paltrieri created a three second gap between the two swimmers. Brown finished second in a time of 14:30.54 follwed by Ukrainian Sergiy Frolov who finished third in a time of 14:32.91.

Women’s 100 freestyle

A day after Olympic Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo had the opportunity to celebrate setting a new 50 freestyle world record on home soil she returned to the pool to win the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 51.54. Kromowidjojo missed her own lifetime best of 51.44 in an event she has not swum in short course meters since 2011.Kromowidjojo_Ranomi

Australian Emma McKeon had a very strong second half of the race collecting the silver in a time of 51.99.

Jeanette Ottesen Gray of Denmark was tied with Kromowidjojo at the 50 meter mark, but could not hold pace, falling back to third finishing in a time of 52.09.

Men’s 200 Freestyle

It was a scene that many in Baltimore see on a regular basis, in fact it was a scene that we saw only a few days ago; NBAC teammates Yannick Agnel of France and American Conor Dwyer battling to reach the wall first in the 200 freestyle. In Barcelona Agnel beat Dwyer by over a second to claim the world title; it was definitely a different race in Eindhoven.

Agnel led at the halfway point with Dwyer trailing by only three one-hundredths of a second. The American stayed within striking distance of the world champion until the end with Agnel eventually winning in a time of 1:42.33. Dwyer finished second in posting a 1:42.94.

Sebastiaan Verschuren of the Netherlands finished third in a time of 1:43.25.

Women’s 50 breaststroke

Alia Atkinson of Jamaica of is taking full advantage of the absence of the world’s two top sprint breaststrokers. Yesterday she won the 100 breaststroke and today she followed that up by winning the 50 breaststroke in a new national record time of 29.42.

Atkinson who won silver in both the 50 and 100 behind Ruta Meilutyte at the World Short Course Championships in December is making up for a poor showing in Barcelona missing the finals in both events.

Moniek Nijhuis of the Netherlands finished second in a time of 29.95 followed by Jennie Johansson of Sweden who collected the bronze in a time of 30.07.

Men’s 100 breaststroke

Fabio Scozzoli of Italy took the 100 breaststroke in a time of 56.49 more then half a second faster than the time of 57.10 which he posted winning the World Short Course Championships in December. Hungarian Daniel Gyurta who won the 200 breaststroke on the first day of the competition finished second in a time of 57.10 while Kosuke Kitajima of Japan finished third in a time of 57.83.

Women’s 100 backstroke

Aya Terakawa of Japan won her second event of the competition taking the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 56.34. Terakawa finished ahead of Australians Emily Seebohm and Belinda Hocking.TERAKAWA Aya

Unlike yesterday where the two Aussies tied for the silver in the 200 backstroke, Seebohm took the silver in a time of 57.28 followed by Hocking who finished third in a time of 57.38.

Men’s 100 butterfly

The race played out as one would expect, 50 meter butterfly (scm) world record holder Steffen Deibler took the first 50 out fast turning in a time of  22.74, 14 one-hundredths of a second faster than Russian Evegeny Korotyshkin‘s world record pace. Deibler then faded in the second half with both South African Chad le Clos and American Tom Shields overtaking the German.

After breaking the world record in the 200 butterfly yesterday le Clos took the 100 butterfly in a time of 49.08. Shields finished behind le Clos, just as he did at the 2012 World Short Course Championships, in a time of 49.32.

Deibler finished third in a time of 49.38.

Women’s 200 butterfly

Katinka Hosszu took her second event of the evening winning the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:03.67. Just as she did in the 400 IM Hosszu was first to each wall, but was challenged in the last 50 meters by Australian Ellen Gandy who finished second in a time of 2:03.95.

Canadian Audrey Laxroix finished third in a time of 2:04.30.

Men’s 50 backstroke

The men’s 100 backstroke saw Australians Ashley Delaney and Robert Hurley tied for the gold in a time of 50.42, the same thing almost happened again today in the 50 as the two were separated by only one one-hundredth of a second. Delaney finished first in a time of 23.28 while Hurley finished second in a time of 23.29.

Russian Vlad Morozov collected the bronze finishing in a time of 23.38.

Women’s 400 freestyle

Kiwi Lauren Boyle continued to rewrite the record book in New Zealand winning the 400 freestyle in a time of 3:55.16. At the World Championships in Barcelona Boyle set new national marks in both the 800 and 1500 freestyle and yesterday destroyed the 800 freestyle short course record. Her winning time was just outside of Camille Muffat’s World Record of 3:54.85.

Lauren Boyle (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Lauren Boyle (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

The most impressive aspect of the swim was that it’s Boyle’s lifetime best by over six seconds. She recorded her previous best of 4:01.24 at the World Short Course Championships last December.

Boyle was followed by Spaniards Melanie Costa Schmid and Mireia Belmonte Garcia. Costa Schmid, who beat out Boyle for the World Championships silver, finished second in a time of 3:56.84 while Belmonte Garcia collected the bronze posting a time of 3:58.21.

Men’s 50 freestyle

Yesterday Australian James Magnussen got the best of Russian Vlad Morozov in the 100 freestyle, but today the table was turned as Morozov took the 50 freestyle in a time of 20.66. He was followed by Magnussen who finished second in a time of 20.98.

George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago won his second medal of the competition finishing third in a time of 21.00.

Women’s 200 breaststroke

Rikke Moeller Pedersen of Denmark set the world record in the semi-finals at the World Championships, but went on to collect the silver finishing second to Russian Yuliya Efimova in the final. Today Moeller Pedersen won gold in Eindhoven in a time of 2:17.05, nearly a full second off her Danish national record of 2:16.08 that she set in her victory at the World Short Course Championships.

Rie Kaneto of Japan finished second in a time of 2:18.66 followed by Sally Foster of Australia who finished third posting a time of 2:19.36.

Men’s 200 backstroke

Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland took the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 1:48.54. Kawecki finished second to American Ryan Lochte in Barcleona collecting silver in the same event. American Tyler Clary, who finished third at the World Championships, collected the silver in a time of 1:49.84.

Australian Ashley Delany had a chance to sweep the backstroke events, failed to do so finishing third posting a time of 1:50.47.

Women’s 50 butterfly

In the final individual event of the World Cup in Eindhoven Jeanette Ottesen Gray won the 50 butterfly in a time of 24.87 breaking her own Danish national record of 24.92. Li Tao of Singapore finished second in a time of 25.43 followed by Inge Dekker of the Netherlands who collected the bronze posting a time of 25.67.

Mixed 4 x 50 freestyle relay

The Australians took gold in a time of 1:29.31 followed by the Netherlands who finished second recording a time of 1:30.46. Canada collected the bronze finishing in a time of 1:31.12.

Full results can be found here

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10 years ago

I wonder what the reaction would have been if Hosszu were a chinese, her being able to swim a number of crazy events week in week out and still churning out crazy times, seemingly not fatigued at all…

bobo gigi
Reply to  aswimfan
10 years ago

Of course we can be interrogative. I’m interrogative. A 100 IM world record after a 400 IM in 4.22 and a 200 fly in 2.03. It seems unreal. But it would be unfair to accuse her of something. No proof, no accusation. I had the same reaction about Ye Shiwen last year. The campaign against her was very nasty.

Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago

Hosszu is probably the most tested swimmer in the world.

Reply to  SwimFanFinland
10 years ago

Lance Armstrong was most likely the most tested cyclist in the world.


Reply to  aswimfan
10 years ago

I just mean that if being too amazing justifies making accusations, then there is nothing Katinka can do. She has exposed herself week after week to tests.

Reply to  aswimfan
10 years ago

Just to clarify, I am not accusing Katinka at all.

I am exposing hypocrisy and double standards by some people who question amazing performances by a swimmer from certain country and not others.

Also, I am baffled by the quietness of this swimming forum against performances by russian swimmers.

They, after all, had the most positive PED tests, and more than 50 track&field athletes being suspended.

Reply to  aswimfan
10 years ago

I hate double standards as well and I am also a champion of individual (or personal) responsibility when it comes to serious issues such as making accusations of wrongdoing. Nationality doesn’t make anyone guilty.

10 years ago

As much as I love Katinka’s performances there is one drawback though. She killed the competition for a cluster victory almost immediately. As world records are awarded 20 extra points, it resulted in a huge lead on the women’s side.

World Cup races can be replayed on a FINA TV as well on which the races are available an on-demand basis. There are many FINA-related events such as the last year’s World Cup races:


bobo gigi
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10 years ago


Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago

Oh? It means someone owns the rights of the World Cup in France. 🙂

bobo gigi
Reply to  SwimFanFinland
10 years ago

Yes, sport plus with Esposito in the commentators.

Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago


I’m little bit wondering FINA’s policy on selling these rights. Just look at the International Olympic Committee. It sold only the rights for the duration of the Olympic games after which IOC uploaded the whole Olympics on their youtube channel with HD-quality of course. I love their way. Now willing people can enjoy those great sporting moments afterwards an on-demand basis.

FINA should do the same. Now these rights of the previous meetings are lying in the treasuries of broadcasters, which don’t upload them anywhere, and it’s preventing willing people from seeing swimming and other aquatic sports. I know youtube is full of those races of all kinds but one cannot even compare them to the IOC’s channel… Read more »

bobo gigi
10 years ago
Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago

Sarah Sjöström must improve her dolphin kicks! She was first at the 25 meter mark but Katinka pulled clearly ahead after the underwater of a backstroke leg. Actually, this is good news. There is room for an improvement.

10 years ago

I enjoyed watching 4×50 mixed race, it’s so wild and we keep guessing if the next male swimmer will catch the leader female swimmer in the next lane etc.
but this should only be restricted to SCM.

10 years ago

Really nice to see how Dwyer is working on his 200 free ! He is becoming very fast and especially consistent .

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