After a successful summer, making the finals in three events at the World Championships, Zsuzsanna Jakabos went under the knife in October to surgically repair her right shoulder. Today was a big step for Jakabos as she won the women’s 50 freestyle on the final day of the Budapest Open.
Despite the success in her first competition since the surgery Jakabos was frustrated when talking to the press after the race saying that she was still suffering from shoulder pain and weakness something she has been told may take a year to be resolved. She also expressed the desire to return to training and competing in longer butterfly events, something which is not possible at the moment.
Evelyn Verraszto had a very successful final evening of competition at the open winning both the 100 butterfly (59.22) and 200 freestyle (1:58.84). Verraszto walked away from the competition with four titles in total having won both the 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle earlier in the competition.
Her brother David took the men’s 200 breaststroke on the third day of competition winning the event in a time of 2:13.33.
Peter Bernek, who put up a world’s top five ranked time in the 200 backstroke earlier in the competition, took the 100 backstroke in a time of 55.12.
Laszlo Cseh finished his meet by winning the 200 IM in a fairly mediocre time of 2:01.26, “I can get a little tired on the fourth day,” said Cseh.
“Nevertheless, I feel I’m in good shape, now comes a very important stage in the preparation.”
Anna Sztankovics finished her sweep of the women’s breaststroke events winning the 100 in a time of 1:09.44.
Melinda Novoszath also completed a sweep of the women’s distance freestyle events taking the 1500 freestyle in a time of 17:16.41.
Other winners included:
- 50 butterfly – Bence Pulai – 24.37
- 100 freestyle – Peter Holoda – 50.27
- 200 backstroke – Kata Burian – 2:13.09
- 200 IM – Reka Gyorgy – 2:15.55