Hosszu Enters 12 Events, Seebohm 7 For 2016 Short Course Worlds

The entry lists have dropped for the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships, with Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu entering a dozen events and Australian backstroker Emily Seebohm seven.

Coming off of four Olympic medals in Rio, Hosszu will take on a brutal slate of races. Her entries include the 200, 400 and 800 frees, the 100, 200 and 400 IMs, the 50, 100 and 200 backs, the 100 and 200 flys and the 200 breast. She’ll look to surpass her 2014 Short Course Worlds total of 8 medals. In those games, 4 were gold, 3 silver and one bronze. Hosszu owns a total of 13 Short Course World Champs medals in her career, 6 of them gold.

Seebohm is less known for daunting event lineups, but will really test her range in Windsor after a disappointing Rio Olympics. The Australian star is entered in all three backstrokes (where she’s been dominant in the past), plus the 100 and 200 IMs and the 50s of fly and free. Seebohm is coming off of a 5-medal performance at the 2014 Short Course Worlds. She won 4 silvers (including all three backstrokes) plus a bronze in Doha.

Here’s a list of the entries for the other individual Olympic gold medalists entered:


The full entry book is here.

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12 individual races. There were just four ones in Rio. So it gives an idea about the strength of the field and quality of this meet. The only thing of interest about Hosszu will be to check if the pattern observed during this year still exists and reflects the decline of her “ironness”. Practically at all of her multi-races meets this year there was only one decent race. The first one. If the ageing process finally got to her then something very interesting awaits for us in Budapest next summer. 400IM will not be on the day one like it was in Rio.

He Gets It Done Again

“Practically at all of her multi-races meets this year there was only one decent race” Yeah except for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad where she won three events.

And what “decline”? Her biggest career achievements came this year. I guarantee you she’s not worried that you aren’t impressed with the times she puts up while earning fat stacks of cash at the World Cup and other pro meets.


I don’t care what she worries about. But you missed my point: this year she could swim very well only the first race of the meet. Olympic Games in Rio isn’t an exception. She started with eyebrows raising 4:26, skipped fly to barely win her favourite 200IM and then lost about a second at last 50 at 200 BK to whom ( yeah, to Maya DiRado). If you are betting for results of upcoming WC then take this observation under consideration when predicting 400IM champion.

Coach Rushton

Hosszú was actually 2nd by .04 in the 200m Backstroke to DiRado in Rio.


yes, it’s true. Also true is that she had a body length ( that is about 1 sec) advantage just 40-38 meters to finish. She didn’t have a stamina to complete the race. That was the last race of her 4 individual races program. And the time of the winner wasn’t that tough – 2 seconds slower than the time of the winner in London. That was my original point – it is either she does something to have some sort of short living boost before meet or she simply gets tired and cannot recuperate quickly. That is my observations and I am interested if it happens again this week. BTW if you want to see the real examples of… Read more »


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