Hosszu makes all 5 finals, breaks Hungarian 50 free record on day 1 of Bergen Swim Festival

Katinka Hosszu was up to her usual tricks on opening night of the Bergen Swim Festival in Norway, turning a heavy event load into 5 championship finals berths and breaking a Hungarian record in the process.

The Bergen Swim Festival is in its last year as a short-course meters meet, after which it will transition to long course.

Hosszu swam all five women’s events, making top 8 in all five and nabbing a pair of top seeds. Her most notable race was the 50 free, where her 24.71 took down the old national mark and netted her second place.

She sits second to Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen, who had an outstanding night herself. Ottesen is first in that 50 free and also beat out Hosszu for the 50 fly’s top spot, 25.41 to 26.39.

Friday night’s events were all prelims, and Saturday morning’s session is the same way. All of Friday’s events will have finals on Saturday night, while Saturday morning’s events are split, with some holding finals Saturday night and others waiting until Sunday.

The Iron Lady took the top seed in the 200 free in a runaway. Her 1:54.67 is more than 4 seconds ahead of Michelle Coleman.

Hosszu sits atop the 100 back, putting up a 57.91 in prelims. Denmark’s Mie Nielsen is about a second behind.

In the 100 breast, it was another Dane who topped Hosszu – this time Rikke Moller Pedersen took the top slot, going 1:06.32. Hosszu was 1:07.23 for the second seed.

For the men, Ralf Tribuntsov leads two events. The Estonian national record-holder leads the 50 free (22.55) and 100 back (53.61) in great times.

Fellow Estonian Martti Aljand beat out Daniel Gyurta for top billing in the 100 breast. Aljand went 1:00.63 to sit nearly a full second up on Gyurta’s 1:01.59.

The 50 fly is set up for a great race, with Sindri Jakobsson and Denmark’s Viktor Bromer separated by just .02. Jakobsson, who competes for Norway, leads with a 24.73.

And in the 200 free, it’s Denmark’s Daniel Skaaning who holds the top spot, though his 1:49.29 is followed closely by Henrik Christiansen‘s 1:49.48.

You can find more information on the meet from their website here.

Live results are available in Norwegian here.

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