For the 3rd time this week, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu has broken the World Record in the women’s 100 IM, meaning that she’s cashed in a 3rd $10,000 check from this event alone at the 2013 FINA World Cup Series.
The latest swim came in Sunday morning prelims at the Berlin stop of the World Cup, where Hosszu swam a 57.45. The progression of the World Record this week is below:
Hinkelien Schreuder 57.74 (Nov. 15, 2009 – Berlin finals)
Katinka Hosszu 57.73 (Aug. 8, 2013 – Eindhoven prelims)
Katinka Hosszu 57.50 (Aug. 8, 2013 – Eindhoven finals)
Katinka Hosszu 57.45 (Aug. 11, 2013 – Berlin prelims)
This time, she continued to advance the World Record with her closing split, which for the first time dipped under 31 seconds. She was out in 26.47 and back in 30.98.
In all, Hosszu has swum 5 World Record breaking swims in the two days of the meet: thrice in this 100 IM, and twice in the 200 IM.