Hosszu Sets a New European Mark in the 400 IM in Marseille

2016 FFN GOLDEN TOUR CAMILLE MUFFAT – MARSEILLE

Katinka Hosszu kicked off the Golden Tour in Marseille with a fantastic 400 IM, setting a new European record and winning the event a time of 4:29.89. Hosszu broke her own record of 4:30.31, which she set during the suit-era 2009 World Championships in Rome. The Hungarian #IronLady just missed breaking the record this past summer at the World Championships in Kazan where she won the event in a time of 4:30.39.

Hosszu was ahead of world record pace by over a second at the 300 meter mark, but was not able to come close to matching the unbelievable freestyle split of 58.68 that Ye Shiwen put up during her world-record swim at the 2012 Olympics in London.

  • Hosszu (Marseille 2016) – 1:01.19/2:10.35 (1:09.16)/3:28.35 (1:18.00)/4:29.89 (1:01.54)
  • Hosszu (Rome 2009) – 1:01.61/2:09.29 (1:07.68)/3:28.81 (1:19.52)/4:30.31 (1:01.50)
  • Ye Shiwen (London 2012) – 1:02.19/2:11.73 (1:09.54)/3:29.81 (1:18.08)/4:28.43 (58.68)

Hosszu’s swim today is by far the fastest time from the 2015-16 season, improving on her old season-best 4:32.25. The next fastest in the world rankings is a 4:34.82 posted by Aimee Willmott of Great Britain.

2015-2016 LCM Women 400 IM

KatinkaHUN
HOSSZU
08/06
4.26.36*WR
2Maya
DiRADO
USA4.31.1508/06
3Mireia
BELMONTE
ESP4.32.3908/06
4Hannah
MILEY
GBR4.32.5408/06
5Elizabeth
BEISEL
USA4.33.5505/13
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Moving forward into this summer, Hosszu has spent the last few months swimming stronger than just about anyone in the world. Where most international, non-college swimmers are swimming well right now, but not quite at a level to post personal or even season-bests (see this weekend’s Arena PSS-Orlando), Hosszu is the only one out there who is in a position to take down international records. If she carries this momentum all the way through to Rio, world records will fall left and right.

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Kim

Super time – Gold in Rio, Katinka 🙂

Swimgeekgirl

Woah. It was her breastroke that really made the difference.

Matt

Great swim form a very sympathetic person 🙂

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