Katinka Hosszu Posts New Hungarian Record in 100 Back Victory

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

After smashing the 400 IM world record and the 200 IM Olympic record already at these Games, Katinka Hosszu has managed to take down another mark– her own 100 back Hungarian record.

Women’s 100 Back Final Results

Hosszu, who surged at the finish in the women’s 100 back final tonight for her second gold medal, posted a 58.45 to shave a good chunk from her old record of 58.78.

Comparative splits:

  • Hosszu, 2015, old record: 28.81/29.97 (58.78)
  • Hosszu, 2016, new record: 28.84/29.61 (58.45)

Hosszu, tonight, had a nearly identical first 50 in comparison to the first half of her race from prelims of the 2015 World Championships. The key difference was in her back half, which was considerably stronger in her race tonight. Hosszu was .32 away from the world record of 58.12, and her time tonight makes her the 5th-fastest performer in history in this event.

Though not a favorite for gold in the 100 back prior to the start of these Games, Hosszu charged to a victory here nonetheless. Tomorrow night, she will swim for gold again in the 200 IM final, and if her swim is anything like her 400 IM final earlier this week, we could see another world record by an impressive margin.

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Zika Ziki

I don’t think I need to state that I’m not the only one who’s wondering what’s really happening inside the house of Tusup.
How many individual medals will Ledecky win? likely 3
How many will Hosszu win? likely 5

Female swimmer of the meet: Hosszu.

Norman

Maybe too good to be true.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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