Katinka Hosszu Wins 200 Freestyle At Doha World Cup – Race Video

Race video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam partner.

Women’s 200m Freestyle – Doha World Cup – as reported by SwimSwim contributor Braden Keith.

Swimming two events out of two opportunities thus far, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the women’s 200 free with a huge last 50 split of 28.56. She was as deep as 5th in an impressive field after the first 50, but her toughness showed here. Her winning time was 1:53.53.

To the contrary, the hardest starters faded a bit. Netherlands’ Femke Heemskerk was 2nd in 1:53.65 after leading for most of the race, and France’s Camille Muffat went out very hard, but fell all the way to 5th in a 1:54.75.

Joining Hossuz and Heemskerk on the medal podium is Spain’s Melania Costa in 1:54.21, followed by France’s Charlotte Bonnet in 1:54.39. France went 4-5-6 in this race. Norwegian National Record holder in the event Cecilie Johannessen was 7th in 1:58.40. 

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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