Katinka Hosszu Sits Out of 200 Breast, Her 12th Event Of The Meet

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

For the first time over the six days here at the SC World Championships in Windsor, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was a no-show for her heat in the women’s 200 breast this morning. This was the only individual event for women this morning, which is probably the main reason why she entered it. Across the World Cup circuit, Hosszu commonly swims every stroke other than breaststroke.

The Iron Lady undertook an absolutely massive schedule here in Windsor, entering a total of 12 individual events. She has now officially competed in 11/12, winning six gold and two silver medals with the 100 fly final still to come tonight. Hosszu qualified for the final in all eleven events she undertook, only missing the medals in the 400 free (4th) and 800 free (8th), both of which took place in the middle of jam-packed finals sessions.

Hosszu defended all four of her titles from Doha 2014 in the 100 & 200 back and the 100 & 200 IM, and added the 200 fly and 400 IM. She regained the 200 fly title she won back in 2012, losing to 2016 Olympic champ Mireia Belmonte of Spain in 2014. Belmonte was reportedly sick this week, and ultimately did not pose a threat to Hosszu in any of the events. Belmonte also defeated Hosszu in Doha in the 400 IM.

With it being the first time Hosszu only has one swim at finals tonight, she’ll have a very good shot at earning her seventh gold of the meet in the 100 fly. She qualified 2nd overall for the final in 55.82, sitting behind American Kelsi Worrell who leads the pack at 55.80. Worrell took silver behind Hosszu in the 200 fly early on in the competition. 50 fly winner Jeanette Ottesen is not in the field, so it looks like it will come down to Hosszu and Worrell for gold. Hosszu’s best time stands at 55.71, and Worrell’s at 55.42.

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Prickle
4 years ago

During last seven years Hosszu has twelve (12) SC world titles at short course and only five (5) LC ones. What’s wrong with her? 🙂
If Doha championships with her four gold medals was mentioned to underline the progress at this championships (at least 6 gold and 2 silver medals) then it will be nice to mention if the progress of her performance was observed. Don’t be surprised if some decline took place. This oblivious success in terms of medals count says more about weakness of the field than about Hosszu’s superiority.

rockjano
Reply to  Prickle
4 years ago

“says more about weakness of the field than about Hosszu’s superiority.”
Well OK but…she is still not so bad isn’t she 🙂

Csaba
Reply to  Prickle
4 years ago

You need a hug…or is it Hungarophobia?

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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