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:
- Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy: 400 free, 1500 free
- Lilly King, USA: 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 IM
- Mireia Belmonte, Spain: 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 free, 800 free, 200 fly