Gyurta and Koch Both Post Top Five Times in Bergen

The gold and silver medalists in the 200 breaststroke from the last World Championships head an exciting head to head battle on the final night of the Bergen Swim Festival.

The winner in a match up between Daniel Gyurta and Marco Koch was not decided until the last stroke. Gyurta took the title in a time of 2:08.58 followed by Koch who hit the wall in a time of 2:08.69.

Gyurta’s time now sits in the third place position in the world rankings while Koch put up a time which ranks fifth.

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Tomas Klobucnik finished third in a time of 2:12.30.

Klobucnik also won the men’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 28.19.

Sarah Sjostrom took both the women’s 100 butterfly and freestyle in dominating fashion.

Sjostrom took the 100 butterfly in a time of 57.67, well off her season’s best of 56.58 which sits atop of the world rankings, but close to three seconds ahead of Katinka Hosszu who finished second in a time of 1:00.24. Emilie Beckmann finished third in a time of 1:00.31.

Sjostrom then won the 100 freestyle in a time of 55.35. Her season’s best of 53.29 currently ranks fourth in the world. Pernille Blume finished second in a time of 55.06 followed by Hosszu who posted a 55.34.

Hosszu took the first three women’s events, winning the 400 freestyle, 200 IM and 50 backstroke.

Hosszu posted a time of 4:13.43 to take the 400 freestyle by more than four seconds. Julia Hassler finished second touching in a time of 4:17.46 followed by Rena Foos who posted a 4:20.20.

She then won the 200 IM in a time of 2:14.12 finishing over two seconds ahead of the field. Barbora Zavadova took the silver in a time of 2:16.23 followed by Gizem Bozkurt who recorded a 2:19.57.

Hosszu’s win in the 50 backstroke did not come so easy. She posted a 28.16 only two one-hundredths of a second ahead of Mie Nielsen who recorded a 28.18. Simona Baumrtova picked up the bronze finishing in a time of 29.09.

In the only two events that were not won by either Sjostrom or Hosszu the gold went to Jennie Johansson.

Johansson took the 50 breaststroke in a time of 31.57 and the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:29.52.

Hosszu finished second in the 50 breaststroke recording a 32.18 and third in the 200 breaststroke finishing in a time of 2:33.31.

Silje Mikkel Borg who took the silver in the 200 breaststroke set a new Norwegian Junior National record posting a time of 2:30.44.

Cecilie Johannessen set her third Norwegian national record of the competition posting a 55.48 in the women’s 100 freestyle.

Gergely Gyurta won the men’s 400 freestyle in a time of 3:50.82 followed by Pal Joensen who touched in a time of 3:51.32. Henrik Christiansen finished third in a time of 3:51.53.

Simon Sjodin destroyed the field in the men’s 200 IM taking the event in a time of 2:01.66. Gergely Gyurta finished second in a time of 2:05.28 followed by Christoph Meier who recorded a time of 2:06.59.

Lavrans Solli completed his sweep of the men’s backstroke events taking the 50 in a time of 26.29 over a second ahead of Marco Loughran who posted a 27.36.

Viktor Bromer won the men’s 100 butterfly posting a time of 52.83 only 11 one-hundredths of a second off his lifetime best of 52.72. Jan Sefl finished second in a time of 53.50.

Kemal Arda Gurdal took the men’s 100 freestyle in a time of 50.04 followed by Doga Celik who recorded a 50.23. Iskender Baslakov finished third in a time of 50.66.

Full results can be found here.



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