Hosszu Rakes In $7,000 With 4 Golds And A Silver On Chartres WC Day 2


On day 2 of the FINA World Cup Series stop in Chartres, Hungarian Olympic champ Katinka Hosszu pulled in 4 more event wins to bring her total golds this weekend up to 7. With her 4 golds and 1 silver today, Hosszu added another $7,000 to her winnings, giving her a grand total of $13,000.

Her first win came in the 100 back, where she battled with Australian backstroke standout Emily Seebohm to take the win in 55.93. The Iron Lady went on to win the 400 free in 4:02.83 before squaring off with Seebohm again in the 100 IM, where she was again victorious with a winning time of 57.63. To close the day a few events later, Hosszu finished things off with a win in the 400 IM, posting a 4:27.67.

Hosszu also competed in the 100 free, where she fell just short to Danish sprinter Jeanette Ottesen for a 2nd place finish in 52.12. Ottesen doubled up on wins today, taking the 100 free with a 51.84 and winning the 50 fly in a time of 25.09.

On the men’s side, Germany’s Philip Heintz was a double event winner, first grabbing a victory in the 200 free with a 1:43.13 to hold off a late charge from Great Britain’s James Guy (1:43.72). He then took gold in the 200 IM, finishing over 1.5 seconds ahead of the field with his 1:52.03.

Rio Olympic silver medalists Chad Le Clos and Cameron Van Der Burgh, who both represent South Africa, topped the podium in their respective stroke 100s. Le Clos, who currently owns the World Record in the 100 SCM butterfly, won that event today in 49.05. Van Der Burgh won the 100 breast, an event in which he holds the SCM World Record, in 56.42.

While he’s ventured more into the fly and free races recently, France’s Jeremy Stravius proved that he’s still got his backstroke speed, winning the 50 back here in 22.85. He then went on to swim the opening leg of France’s mixed 200 free relay. Stravius got things started in 21.46, and his teammates Florent Manaudou (20.58), Mathilde Cini (24.62), and Anna Santamans (24.08) brought it home for the gold with a combined final time of 1:30.74.

Additional Event Winners:

  • Fresh off a World Record performance and double gold yesterday, Russia’s Vlad Morozov added to his win total with a 20.81 in the men’s 50 free.
  • Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won a close 50 breaststroke race against Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, clocking a 29.25 to Efimova’s 29.34.
  • In a post-Rio rematch, Olympic champ Rie Kaneto and silver medalist Efimova battled in the women’s 200 breast. Kaneto won the race in 2:16.99, while Efimova took another silver with her 2:17.32.
  • Olympic silver medalist Mitch Larkin won Australia’s only gold of the day, taking the 200 back crown in 1:50.10.
  • Representing the Czech Republic, Jan Micka landed a top spot on the podium for his country as well, taking the men’s 1500 free title in 14:56.21.
  • Germany’s Franziska Hentke joined countrymate Heintz as an event winner today, posting a 2:05.16 in the women’s 200 fly. 

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4 years ago

Love how nobody is still letting Efimova win, lol!

bobo gigi
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

She was not booed at all in Chartres.

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

People have moved on.

Reply to  GOYULIA
4 years ago

At one point or another the memory of every drug cheat is lost to the winds.

Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

As is the memory of exaggerating vandals it would appear.

Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

I like Efimova
We all really do
Just not for any swimming reasons obviously

bobo gigi
4 years ago

What’s the use for Michael “Hosszu” Andrew of swimming so many events instead of focusing on his best races and trying to improve his best times?
He’s not named Hosszu.
I don’t see the interest but I’m not a specialist.

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

I think they look at it like training for the meets where he may be racing 2-3 times in a session, as training in general similar to hosszu, and as practice for future WC stops where he will want to medal in multiples like vlad and katinka and rake in the cash.

I don’t think best times in SCM at this type of meet are a priority, or even a concern. Yes, if he swam 2-3 instead of 4-5 he’d probably do better in those 2-3 but to what end? Like, what does he get for going a SCM best time here? I doubt sponsors pay him for best times. He is ultimately going to hunt prize money. This is… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Yes, a bit brutal to swim all those events and leave with $00.00. Hope the rapid-fire race-pace training pays off and that Addy-dass is a generous sponsor until it does.

Attila the Hunt
Reply to  Daaaave
4 years ago

Rapid fire race pace training is great if you already have great techniques already established and ingrained.

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

It appears that Hosszu is in MUCH better condition than MA. She did break the WR in the 400 IM in Rio. You don’t do that without being in peak aerobic physical condition. The 400 IM is a supreme test.

It seems like MA has hit a temporary wall in terms of getting faster. He’s got a ways to go to challenge the top elite swimmers. I watched the Chartes meet on TV. MA was getting clobbered.

Attila the Hunt
Reply to  Billy
4 years ago

Hosszu is always in much better condition than…….. every one else.
This is not the first time Hosszu win 7 events in a single world cup stop.
She’s done it in every world cup stop in the past 4 years.

4 years ago

Can Michael Andrew go to Short Course Worlds this December? Does anyone know?

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