Hosszu Set To Make Post-Olympic Racing Return At Hungarian Nats


  • Thursday, November 11th – Sunday, November 14th
  • Kaposvár, Hungary
  • SCM (25m)
  • Prelims at 9:30am local/finals at 6pm local
  • Start Lists

The 2021 Hungarian Short Course Swimming Championships kick off tomorrow and the big news is that multi-Olympic medalist Katinka Hosszsu is set to make her racing return.

Absent from competitions since this summer’s Olympic Games, including the International Swimming League, meets as well as the European Short Course Championships, Hosszu is diving back in here domestically in 3 events

The Iron Lady is set to swim the 100m and 200m IM, as well as the 200m fly this weekend.

Her presence here in Hungary means that Hosszu will not be racing as a member of Team Iron during the ISL playoffs. Iron is set to faceoff with Energy Standard, Cali Condors and DC Trident beginning tomorrow in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Kristof Milak is also expected to race at these Championships, with the 21-year-old 2020 Olympic gold medalist taking on a monster schedule of 8 events. Milak is entered in the 50m/100m/200m back, 100m/200m fly, 100m/200m/400m free after having taken 200m fly silver at the European Short Course Championships just last week.

Newly-minted 50m fly World Record holder Szebasztian Szabo is on the entry lists along with the likes of Tamas Kenderesi, Maxim Lobanovskij, Kristof Rasovszky, and Zsuzsanna Jakabos.

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1 year ago

What is Hosszu’s training plan for the upcoming quad? Still mostly training on her own, or will she join a pro group?

Wish we could’ve seen her closer to her best in Tokyo. Clearly one of the swimmers who was hurt the most by the Olympic delay.

1 year ago

Jakabos swimming here? Is she competing w/ DC in the playoffs?

Reply to  Noah
1 year ago

She’s on their roster, but it’s all become a bit murky about who will actually arrive for the meets and not.

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

Cue Yozhik.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

He who shall not be named

1 year ago

I’m pretty sure, Milak can’t swim the 100 back and 200 fly as those are on the first day of competition, and every swimmer who competed at the Short Course Euros still has to be in quarantine on Thursday.

1 year ago

Can’t wait. Subscribed to their live on YouTube already.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Str
1 year ago

Link please? TYVM

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