2019 HUNGARIAN OPEN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Csik Ferenc Versenyuszoda, Kaposvár, Hungary
- Wednesday, December 11th – Saturday, December 14th
- Entry Lists
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
The Iron Lady was at it again on day 3 of the 2019 Hungarian Open Short Course Championships, reaping 3 additional golds to bring her haul to a total of 9 with just 1 more day of competition.
Her first victim in Kaposvár this evening was the 400m IM where the 30-year-old Olympian captured the top prize in a mark of 4:33.77 to win by over 4 seconds. It turns out this swim was just a warm-up for her big-time push in the 200m breast, where the 30-year-old established a new national record en route to gold.
Entering these Championships, Hosszu’s lifetime best and Hungarian national record in the SCM 200 breast rested at the 2:21.81 she logged in 2016. Splits for that outing included 1:08.23/1:13.58.
Flash forward to tonight, and Hosszu opened in a swift 1:07.91 and closed in 1:12.72 to put up 2:20.63, the fastest time of her prolific career. For perspective, this non-breaststroke specialist’s new Hungarian national record would have placed 6th at this year’s European Short Course Championships.
With energy still left in the tank, Hosszu closed her session with a win in the 200m back, an event in which she opted out of in Glasgow in favor of her bread-and-butter IM events and the butterfly races. Tonight, Hosszu snagged the top prize in 2:03.55 to comfortably finish ahead of the next closest competitor Katalin Burian and her silver medal-worthy 2:05.29.
- David Verraszto got it done for gold in the men’s 400m IM, stopping the clock in 4:04.66 to win by over a second.
- David Horvath found success in the men’s 200m breast, producing a winning mark of 2:05.33.
- The men’s 100m free saw a stacked field including Nandor Nemeth, Maksim Lobanovskij and Kristof Milak. The trio finished in that order when all was said and done, although only Nemeth got under the 47-second threshold in 46.97. That’s just .06 off his PB of 46.91 from Glasgow. Lobanovskij took silver in 47.16 with LCM 200 fly World Record holder Milak rounding out the top 3 in 47.22.
- Evelyn Verraszto took the 100m free national title in 53.99, just out-touching runner-up Fanni Gyurinovics who finished .01 later in 54.00.
- The men’s 200m back winner tonight was Adam Telegdy, who got to the wall in 1:50.93 to get the edge on the 100m back victor here, Richard Bohus (1:51.03).