2018 Euro Meet
- January 26th-28th, 2018
- d’Coque, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
2018 will be the 20th edition of the meet that offers €20,000 ($23,750) prizes in the open category, plus bonus money for Meet, European, and World Record swims.
Last year, Hosszu took on a ballistic schedule, winning 6 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze medal. In 2016, she won 5 medals (2 gold and 3 silver). She didn’t swim at this meet in 2015, but in 2014, she won 8 gold and 3 silver medals, and in 2013, her first appearance in Luxembourg, when her chaotic racing schedules were still novel, she won 11 gold and 2 silver medals. She swam 13 of 16 races in that meet.
Hosszu’s best times in both the 800 free (8:29.42 – 2014) and 50 fly (26.62 – 2016) came at editions of the Euro Meet.
The triple Olympic champion is coming off a European Short Course Championship meet where she won 6 individual gold medals in 6 races entered, including a best time and Hungarian Record in the 50 backstroke. She will be part of a larger Hungarian contingent that will also include Peter Bernek, the 400 IM champion and 400 free silver medalist; 200 IM silver medalist Evelyn Verraszto; and 100 free 6th-place finisher Dominik Kozma.
Other international names committed to the meet:
- Andriy Govorov, Ukraine – 2017 World Championships bronze medalist, 50 fly.
- Marco Koch, Germany – World Record holder, 200 breaststroke (5-time defending meet champion in the 200 breaststroke).