Katinka Hosszu gives insight to why she is a backstroker (Video Interview)

Video produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Anne Lepesant. 

Not quite a half hour after their 200 IM final, Hosszu and Coventry were back in the middle lanes for a 200 back final. But it was 14-year-old Taylor Ruck from Scottsdale who looked like she might upset the veterans, turning at the 100 wall 2/10 out front. The second half belonged to Coventry, though. She came back 7/10 faster than Coventry and 1.1 seconds faster than Ruck. Coventry got the win in 2:12.05, with Hosszu just behind in 2:12.14. Ruck made it in at third with 2:12.28.

Erin Earley of Hopkins Mariner Swim Team placed fourth with 2:13.75, just edgingCourtney Bartholomew (2:13.99). Iryna Glavnyk of Grand Canyon went 2:14.34 for sixth, with Bonnie Brandon of Tucson Ford (2:15.32) and Carolina Colorado (2:19.92) rounding out the field.


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7 years ago

It was actually only 15 minutes from the finish of the 200 IM to the start of her 200 back, I timed it!!!

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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