2019 HUNGARIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 27th – Saturday, March 30th
- Debrecen Swimming Pool Complex, Debrecen, Hungary
- Meet Information
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Entry Lists
- Day 1 Prelims Recap
- Day 1 Finals Recap
- Results (Look for Link)
Milak, who crushed a 200m fly winning time of 1:53.19 last night to take the title over Olympic medalists Tamas Kendersi and Laszlo Cseh, leads the men’s 400m freestyle headed into tonight’s final. Clocking a time of 3:52.66, the 19-year-old multi-Youth Olympic Games champion is within striking distance of the 3:48.08 he put up in Buenos Aires last year for gold. That time ranks Milak as the 5th fastest performer in the world, for right now.
For Hosszu’s part, after finishing a disappointing 4th in last nights 200m fly final, the Iron Lady established herself as the 2nd seeded swimmer in the women’s 200m IM. Touching in 2:16.59, Hosszu saw teammate Zsuzsanna Jakabos top the prelims with a morning mark of 2:14.19.
But, Hosszu leads the entire world with the mighty 2:08.55 she threw down just last week in Marseille, so she was simply in cruise control this morning to land a spot in the final for tonight.
Of note, 15-year-old Reka Nagy was in the race, finishing 4th in a time of 2:18.43. She took European Youth Olympic Festival gold back in 2017 in a time of 2:14.80, so she may be in play for a minor medal against the veterans this evening.
Another teenager in Ajna Kesely eased her way into the mix with a top seeded time of 4:11.60 in the 400m free. She took the gold in Buenos Aires last year in 4:07.14, a mark that remains the 5th fastest time in the world.
For his part, 33-year-old Olympic icon Cseh took on 2 events this morning, taking the 2nd seed in the men’s 50m fly in 23.83, as well as the 3rd seed in the 200m IM in 2:02.47. Sebastian Sabo leads the former event in 23.63, while David Verraszto heads up the latter in 2:01.91.