Katinka Hosszu A No-Show For Women’s 200 Fly Prelims


Double Olympic gold medallist Katinka Hosszu of Hungary was a no-show for this morning’s 200 fly prelims, as she’s chosen to focus all her energy on the 200 IM final tonight.

Hosszu was the 11th seed coming into the event, so her shot at a medal was certainly alive but it is definitely the weakest of the five individual events she entered here. Along with the 400 IM and 100 back that she’s already won gold in, Hosszu is the favorite in tonight’s 200 IM and now may be the favorite in the 200 back as well with Emily Seebohm appearing to be off form.

The 200 fly semi would have taken place roughly 50 minutes before the 200 IM final, not giving Hosszu much time to recover in preparation to take a run at her own world record and third gold medal. If the 200 IM final was scheduled before the 200 fly semis, there’s a much better chance she would have given this event a shot.

Hosszu didn’t scratch the event prior to the session, nor did she give a reason for the no-show, so she’ll receive a charge of 100 Swiss francs.

Her no-show opened the door for Canadian Audrey Lacroix, who, despite not having a great morning swim, finishes 16th and advances to the semi-finals.

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So the only penalty for a No Show is a fine? USAS makes it a DQ for the rest of the meet if it isn’t a DFS.


I think it’s sort of mean when you qualify for an event and then decide not to compete in it. It’s one race in a long list of swimming races,but by qualifying she took away someone else’s spot, someone who most likely would have swam this morning.


It’s not like Hungary had another Fina A cut swimmer so……


Zsuzsanna Jakabos

Sergey v

Yes they do. Suzanna Jakabos


Yes, but she did not want to swim it because she said that she wanted to focus on the IM’s


that is not true. she wanted to swim but hosszu asked for the event


At least now we don’t have to worry about a swimming matching Phelps’ 5 individual golds.

However, it does seem like a foregone conclusion to me that Hosszu will be the most successful swimmer at these games- over Ledecky, over Sjostrom, over Phelps

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She’ll be the most successful individually, however Ledecky will probably get 4 golds and a silver.


3 gold and 2 silver. She wont beat Sarah tonight


Lol wrong


What is the math, here?
A person who takes part in 4 events can win 5 medals?

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5 events including both free relays

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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