How Fast Will Hosszu Swim 400 IM in Rio? Gold Medal Minute presented by

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11-time World Champion, Katinka Hosszu, owned the Austin Pro Swim Series pool, and by own I mean the fans belonged to her.  There was a huge Hungarian turnout for the Iron Lady.  Coach and husband Shane Tusup said he wasn’t surprised because of all the social media leading up to the competition, and…there was one more reason.

Hosszu made headlines coming into the meet after publicly stepping away from her Hungarian swimming federation contract. She said she felt she had to to make a point. Hosszu’s a big proponent of athlete support, and she feels her national governing body has a lot of improvement to make in this area.  The stress of the public airing-out was felt by Hosszu at the Pro Swim, but she said her fan-support in Austin took a lot of the negative emotions away.

Hosszu is among a few superstars on the women’s side who can win multiple medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  It sounds like she’s focused in the right areas and this could be her first Olympics to shine and finally win some hardware.

Mel prediction for Hosszu:

I say she owns the IMs and challenges for gold in the 200 backstroke.  I think she breaks the world record in the 400 IM in Rio, clocking a 4:27.9.

What are your predictions?

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Guys in their mid 40s who are offering to shave their heads if they lose a bet are usually guys who are thinning on top.

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Going sub 4.30 is an incredibly difficult feat. Not even 100% poly suits could help swimmers (including Hosszu) to go 4.29 or better. Barring Ye’s abberant swim in 2012 only Steph Rice and Kirsty Coventry have been 4.29 before. Think if Hosszu can manage 4.29.5 that will be exceptionally good… Going too hard in the 400IM may hurt her GOLD medal chances in her subsequent events. Belmonte, Dirado, Miley, Overholt will be 4.31low, 4.30high at best. Hosszu will crack 4.30, but only just ~4.29.91 for gold


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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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