Hosszu Wins 3 On Day 1 Of Short Course Hungarian Nationals

2016 Short Course Hungarian Nationals

  • Wednesday, November 2 – Saturday, November 5, 2016
  • Százhalombatta, Hungary
  • Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5 PM (Wed-Fri), Prelims 9 AM / Finals 3 PM (Sat.)
  • Meet site
  • Day 1 results

Katinka Hosszu won three finals and qualified through three more semifinals on opening night of Hungary’s Short Course National Championships.

Hosszu started and ended the night swimming the 50 breast, with semifinals towards the beginning of the session and finals near the end. She was 31.22 to qualify first out of semis, then took home the win in 31.16 late. In between, she won the 200 IM (2:07.85) and 200 breast (2:21.81) in tight turnarounds.

Not to settle for just three events, Hosszu also swam semfinals of the 100 back and 100 free. She was 1:00.42 for the second seed in the back (behind Katalin Burian‘s 1:00.35) and 55.19 in the free, where she’ll face her toughest test. Hosszu sits third behind Evelyn Verraszto (54.96) and Ajna Kesely (55.06).

Hosszu also qualified first in the 800 free out of the morning heats, going 8:37.38. That final takes place tomorrow night at the beginning of the evening program.

Peter Bernek was busy on the men’s side, taking the 400 free and 200 IM. Bernek was 3:40.47 to win the 400f ree by three seconds, and he added a tight 1:56.61 win in the IM. In that race, he topped David Foldhazi by just .04 seconds.

Other individual winners on day 1 included Adam Telegdy in the men’s 200 back (1:51.75, blowing out the field by four seconds) and Maxim Lobanovszkij in the 50 free (21.54 and winning by about seven tenths).

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