Hosszu Ends European SC Champs with Hungarian Record in 400 Free

2015 EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE WINGATE INSTITUTE IN NETANYA, ISRAEL

It was a busy week for Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu. Over the five-day European Short Course Swimming Championships, she swam in myriad preliminary heats and semi-finals, and contested seven finals. Of those, she won six gold medals (100/200/400m IM, 50/100/200m back) and a silver (400 free), and broke two world records (100/400m IM).

In her last swim of the meet, while she just missed the top step of the podium, Hosszu broke the Hungarian national record in the 400m freestyle, one of the very few she doesn’t own. The previous mark (3:59.68) had been set by Evelyn Verrasztó at the 2009 Hungarian Short Course Championships in Százhalombatta. Hosszu eclipsed that with 3:58.84, finishing a mere 3/100 behind Great Britain’s Jaz Carlin (3:58.81).

Both Carlin and Hosszu moved to the top of this season’s world rankings with that final. As of now, they are the only ones to have gone under 3:59 in the short course pool:

2015-2016 SCM Women 400 Free

JazminGBR
CARLIN
12/11
3.58.07
2Hali
FLICKINGER
USA3.58.2612/11
3Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN3.58.8412/06
4Boglarka
Kapas
HUN3.59.0212/06
5lotte
FRIIS
DEN3.59.1512/11
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Summary of Hosszu’s Finals at Netanya

  • 400m Medley – Women GOLD 4:19.75
  • 200m Medley – Women GOLD 2:02.53
  • 100m Medley – Women GOLD 56.67
  • 200m Backstroke – Women GOLD 1:59.84
  • 100m Backstroke – Women GOLD 55.42
  • 50m Backstroke – Women GOLD 26.13
  • 400m Freestyle – Women SILVER 3:58.84

 

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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