Katinka Hosszu Has 6 Provisional Entries at 2017 World Championships

It’s a new year, a new Olympic quad, and the same old Katinka Hosszu. The 28-year old Hungarian has entered 6 individual events at the upcoming World Championships that will be hosted in the capital of her home country later this month: Budapest, Hungary.

Hosszu is known for Herculean event schedules, including having at times entered every single event at a meet. She’s been slightly more measured in her championship efforts, though she’s excelled with schedules that few other swimmers would dare contest.

Hosszu’s list this year is actually one bigger than her Olympic list, at least individually. In Rio, she didn’t enter the 200 free, but is scheduled to swim the race in Budapest. Hungary is entered in all 5 relays for which Hosszu is eligible (400 free, 400 medley, 800 free, 400 mixed medley, 400 mixed free), but no indication has been given yet as to whether she’ll swim any of those races. In Rio, she also swam on Hungary’s 800 free relay that finished in 6th place. Swimming for a home crowd could be enough to convince her to swim more relays, however – she would be a part of the best possible combination on each of those 5 thanks to her skill and versatility.

If Hosszu were to swim her full schedule of individual events, she would have only one session off – Saturday, July 29th, during the prelims session, she has no potential races. If she were called into 400 mixed freestyle relay prelims, though, that gap would go away as well.

Provisional Individual Event Entries for 2017 World Championships:

  • 200 IM
  • 400 IM
  • 100 back
  • 200 free
  • 200 fly
  • 200 back

Hosszu’s Potential Schedule

  • Day 1 AM – 200 IM prelims (400 free relay prelims)
  • Day 1 PM – 200 IM semi-finals (400 free relay finals)
  • Day 2 AM – 100 back prelims
  • Day 2 PM – 100 back semi-finals, 200 IM finals
  • Day 3 AM – 200 free prelims
  • Day 3 PM – 200 free semi-finals, 100 back finals
  • Day 4 AM – 200 fly prelims (mixed 400 medley prelims)
  • Day 4 PM – 200 fly semi-finals, 200 free finals (mixed 400 medley finals)
  • Day 5 AM – (800 free relay prelims)
  • Day 5 PM – 200 fly finals (800 free relay finals)
  • Day 6 AM – 200 back prelims
  • Day 6 PM – 200 back semi-finals
  • Day 7 AM – (Mixed 400 free prelims)
  • Day 7 PM – 200 back finals (Mixed 400 free finals)
  • Day 8 AM – 400 IM prelims (400 medley prelims)
  • Day 8 PM – 400 IM finals (400 medley finals)

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KRB
5 years ago

I think she has definitely has gold locked up in both IM events, but not sure about others. I think she can probably podium in the 2 backstroke events, but I don’t see her getting past Masse in the 100, and Seebohm is my favorite for the 200. Think she probably also has a good chance in the 200 fly, but I think the 200 free is less likely. But I suspect that she has been training like a beast for her chance to shine at home, so I might be totally underestimating her.

aquajosh
Reply to  KRB
5 years ago

She has NO chance in the 200 fly. Hasegawa is swimming 2:06s consistently in season, and Mireia is the defending Olympic champion. She’ll be lucky if she can even get by her countrywoman Szilagyi. If there’s any event she drops, this will be the first on the list.

SchoolingFTW
Reply to  KRB
5 years ago

I will literally my speedos if Hosszu win 200fly

SchoolingFTW
Reply to  SchoolingFTW
5 years ago

Eat

75M FREE
5 years ago

Funny. Reading the replies, it appears at least 10 of you either coach Hosszu, or are Hosszu herself.

Brownish
Reply to  75M FREE
5 years ago

Or her husband 🙂

Thomas Selig
5 years ago

Have the initial entry lists been released?

Brownish
Reply to  Thomas Selig
5 years ago

Not found yet.

Brownish
Reply to  Thomas Selig
5 years ago

It’s on the FINA app!

Dee
5 years ago

After seeing that, I’m even more keen on the prospect of a 400im upset.

Brownish
Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

Upset will be for the Silver and Bronze.

Brownish
Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

Day 7 AM is free. PM 200 back final.
DAY 8 AM warm down to 400 IM final. PM the final an possibly (after it) 400 medley final

bobo gigi
Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

Upset? Leah Smith wins with a new world record after swimming 6600 meters before the final!
I didn’t even know she trained for IM before US championships!
More seriously, Dee, you have a name in mind for a possible upset? The Japanese girl?

aquajosh
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Have you ever seen an easier 4:31? Her backstroke is effortless. She’s the future of the 400 IM.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gryq62m7tk

Peter
Reply to  aquajosh
5 years ago

The MOST beautiful backstroke I have ever seen – even more so than Irie

IRO
Reply to  Peter
5 years ago

Do Asian coaches train their swimmers to have backstroke that beautiful? America has a great backstroke tradition, obviously, but no one’s backstroke LOOKS like hers or Irie’s or Xu Jiayu’s. They’re flying and don’t look like they’re even trying hard! She has basically no underwaters in that IM.

Brownish
Reply to  IRO
5 years ago

Egerszegi had Hungarian coach.

SchoolingFTW
Reply to  aquajosh
5 years ago

Amazing swim. If only she had the same power as Hosszu, she could break the WR.

Shiwen’s London first three strokes were pretty effortless too, though

bobo gigi
5 years ago

She will drop the 200 free. It would be insane to do differently. She will probably not do it but she should also drop the 100 back in my opinion. Weird to write that about the olympic champion. 😆

Brownish
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

She will swim both backs.

BRONK27
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

The Olympic champion dropping 100 back in front of home crowd? Are you out of your mind? 🙂 It will never happen.

rockjano
5 years ago

What is beautiful that we are talking about what she will or will not swim. She is so versatile that almost anything is possible. I am also worried that she will try too much especially in front of a demanding home crowd (and it is demanding believe me), but we will see. This could be the peak of her carrier or it was Rio…who knows

Brownish
Reply to  rockjano
5 years ago

The schedule is also speaking.

Riez
Reply to  Brownish
5 years ago

It’s the very same that she had in Kazan. Hope they have learnt from it (scratching a promising 100 back, meaningless 200 free and not making the 200 fly final) and from the stupid 800 free relay in Rio.

Brownish
Reply to  Riez
5 years ago

Not absolutely the same, there are little differences. She always swims every event (heats, semis) as her life depands on it. It’s not the best approach for a long week. I think she lost that 200, there wasn’t any tactics in that race at the end of the week. She shot her very last bullet 60 meters before the end. I was really sad about it.

bobo gigi
Reply to  rockjano
5 years ago

To the many Hungarians present here on swimswam 🙂 , is there a chance, even small, that she could retire after that meet if she has a great meet? I know she has launched her pro swimmer’s union and there’s Tokyo in 3 years but it would be a great way to retire on a high note after winning multiple world golds at home in front of her supporters.

Brownish
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

And a French who knows the most about swimming 🙂

bobo gigi
Reply to  Brownish
5 years ago

Answer my question please. I know you are Hungarian and you love your Katinka! 🙂

Brownish
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

I love every Hungarian swimmer (and some more) as all the Magyars who are here.

Brownish
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

You never get a vote down from me so it’s no use to write like this 🙂 Otherwise I think there’s no chance.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Brownish
5 years ago

No use to write like this? What do you mean? 🙂 And about the downvotes, it’s nice from your part but you must know that I don’t care at all about these stupid things. I never use that up/downvotes tool. If I have something to say then I reply.
Thanks for the answer. No chance. Ok.

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

By the way who else here is Hungarian apart from you? Rockjano? Riez?

Brownish
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Riez for sure, Rockjano only 99 percent.

swimmer
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

I am.

Brownish
Reply to  swimmer
5 years ago

Nice to meet you!

tkrisz
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Me too. I rather afraid of Gyurta retiring. I think he needs at least a medal for not doing it.

Brownish
Reply to  tkrisz
5 years ago

I knew it, but nice to meet you too. And Laci?

meeeeee
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Not very insightful by Bobo so suggest this might occur. She has too much invested and is still going great. Needs to keep her name out there to make $.

Brownish
Reply to  meeeeee
5 years ago

True.

Brownish
5 years ago

Relays: she won’t swim 400 free, could swim mixed medley final, 800 final and wont swim mixed free.
Individual: IMO she’ll swim 200 free prelims and skipped the semis, and swim all the others.
Free: day 5 AM and 7 AM

Joe
Reply to  Brownish
5 years ago

Why swim the 200 prelims?

Brownish
Reply to  Joe
5 years ago

Training; 800 relay; Why not?

Emanuele
5 years ago

She will skip the 200 free. She will perform in 5 individual race: 4 gold 1 bronze

Brownish
Reply to  Emanuele
5 years ago

The backs aren’t so easy as were in Rio and she could loose the more safer 200. Only the IMs are in the pocket.

Emanuele
Reply to  Brownish
5 years ago

Gold: 200/400 im, 200 back, 200 fly
Bronze: 100 back (masse wr)

Brownish
Reply to  Emanuele
5 years ago

Everybody would be really really happy in this case. (At least 3 Magyars have been here already, including me 🙂 )

commonwombat
Reply to  Emanuele
5 years ago

A bronze in W4X200 relay not out of the question. USA would need to break or miss the bus to the pool not to win and CHN looks a clear 2nd but the likes of AUS & CAN are dramatically weaker than in Rio, there is no SWE 4X200 this year and am not sure JAP is fielding a team either.

Brownish
Reply to  commonwombat
5 years ago

Yes, we discussed it some weeks ago. 3-6 is possible for Hungary. Jakabos, Verraszto, Kapas, Kesely can reach the final and after the (possible) 200 fly final Katinka will swim, I think (hope).

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