Hosszu Breaks 200 Backstroke Champs Record Twice in One Day

Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu demolished the women’s 200 backstroke championship record in the prelims and then broke her own record in a winning effort in tonight’s final.

In the prelims Hosszu posted a 1:59.95 crushing Ukrainian Daryna Zevina‘s record of 2:01.97, which she set in 2012. In the final Hosszu took the event in a time of 1:59.84 almost two seconds ahead of Russian Daria Ustinova.

In the final she was ahead of her world record pace at the 100 meter mark, but fell off after that point.

  • Prelims Netanya – 28.23/58.46 (30.23)/1:29.34 (30.88)/1:59.95 (30.61)
  • Final Netanya – 27.92/57.97 (30.05)/1:28.83 (30.86)/1:59.84 (31.01)
  • World record – 28.17/58.36 (30.19)/1:28.77 (30.41)/1:59.23 (30.46)

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