Katinka Hosszu Now Owns All of the Hungarian SC National Records

Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu has made a name for herself by showing off incredible versatility, stamina, and fortitude by taking on insane meet schedules week-after-week-after-week.

On Friday, however, she took a different approach. Hosszu made a quick stop at the Austrian Short Course National Championships in Graz to swim a single race: the 1500 short course meters freestyle. The event, which is not raced for women at either the Short Course World Championships nor on the World Cup circuit, was the only Hungarian National Record that Hosszu didn’t hold coming into the day.

With a 16:04.85 in the timed final, though, she cleared a clean sweep of the Hungarian Record books. The time cut more than a minute from the old record of 17:18.73 swum by Zsanett Kovacs in October of 2013. There are 18 individual Hungarian senior records for women in short course meters, and Hosszu now holds every single one of them.

In long course, where there are 17 recognized events, Hosszu also holds over half of the national records with 9.

The swim, which won Hosszu the Austrian open title by 9 seconds, comes in a week where she called for the resignation of the president of the Hungarian Swimming Federation Tamas Gyarfas. Hosszu’s name, imprinted all over the country’s (and world’s) record books, has a long-standing feud with Gyarfas, and says that he didn’t provide Hungarian Olympians with proper training conditions or support.

The full list of Hosszu’s Hungarian National Records is below:

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location
50m freestyle 24.43 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 29 December 2014 Indian Ocean Meet Saint-Paul, Réunion
100m freestyle 52.12 Katinka Hosszú Hungary 27 August 2016 World Cup Chartres, France
200m freestyle 1:51.18 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar
400m freestyle 3:58.84 Katinka Hosszú Hungary 6 December 2015 European Championships Netanya, Israel
800m freestyle 8:08.41 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 24 October 2014 World Cup Beijing, China
1500m freestyle 16:04.85 Katinka Hosszú Iron Aquatics 18 November 2016 2016 Austrian Championships Graz, Austria
50m backstroke 25.96 Katinka Hosszú Bajai SVSC 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar
100m backstroke 55.03 WR Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar
200m backstroke 1:59.23 WR Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar
50m breaststroke 30.66 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 29 December 2014 Indian Ocean Meet Saint-Paul, Réunion
100m breaststroke 1:05.60 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 30 December 2014 Indian Ocean Meet Saint-Paul, Réunion
200m breaststroke 2:21.81 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 2 November 201t6 Hungarian Short Course Championship Szazhalombatta, Hungary
50m butterfly 25.64 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 30 December 2014 Indian Ocean Meet Saint-Paul, Réunion
100m butterfly 55.71 Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 19 December 2014 Vladimir Salnikov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
200m butterfly 2:01.12 Katinka Hosszú Bajai SVSC 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar
100m individual medley 56.67 WR Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 4 December 2015 European Championships Netanya, Israel
200m individual medley 2:01.86 WR Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar
400m individual medley 4:19.46 h, WR Katinka Hosszú Vasas SC 2 December 2015 European Championships Netanya, Israel

 

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Spectatorn

Wow! Respect.

Norwegian swimmer

She really is one of the greatest swimmers of all time!

Hswimmer

Absolutely insane to think one person can hold all records for their nation. I am in awe.

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