Katinka Speaks Openly About Split with Tusup, No 400 IM (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  • World Record (WR): 2:06.12 – Katinka Hosszu, 2015
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 2:09.98 – Rikako Ikee, 2017
  • European Record (ER): 2:06.12 – Katinka Hosszu, 2015
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 2:11.03 – Target Time
  • Championship Record (CR): 2:07.30 – Katinka Hosszu, 2016
  1. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, GBR, 2:09.80
  2. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 2:10.49
  3. Ilaria Cusinato, ITA, 2:10.77
  4. Maria Ugolova, SUI, 2:11.41
  5. Viktoria Zeynep Gunes, TUR, 2:12.73
  6. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, HUN, 2:12.96
  7. Aimee Willmott, GBR, 2:13.09
  8. Fantine Lesaffre, FRA, 2:13.13

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor dominated the first semi of the women’s 200 IM in 2:09.80, followed by Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos and British teammate Aimee WillmottAnja Crevar lowered her Serbian Record in 4th (2:14.05).

The second semi was much quicker, as Katinka Hosszu relinquished her early lead on the breaststroke but regained it with a strong freestyle leg. She touched 1st for the 2nd fastest time overall in 2:10.49, followed by Ilaria Cusinato and Maria Ugolkova. Cusinato’s 2:10.77 broke her own Italian Record set earlier this year of 2:10.92.

Five of the finalists came from this heat, with Crevar being bumped out of the final in 9th.

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2 years ago

Come on, give Shane an 83rd chance!

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Lpman
2 years ago

Ah, as you said that he kicked a stanchion and hit an age grouper in the head with a kickboard from 15 yards, so. 85th chance.

Becky D
Reply to  Steve Nolan
2 years ago

As you were typing that, Shane got a tattoo of the entire text of his Instagram post, so….. 86th.

oh my
Reply to  Lpman
2 years ago

it seems like shane dumped katinka………..

2 years ago

Unusually very few comments regarding current and future form of Hosszu from Hungarian fans. Is her popularity declining in Hungary?

Coach John
Reply to  Yozhik
2 years ago


Reply to  Yozhik
2 years ago

Definitely not.

2 years ago

I am rooting for Katinka more than ever. Swimming is the anchor for many of us swimmers and swammers – not just for those at the elite level. I hope she can find inspiration and enjoyment in the water independent of coaches, medals, rankings, times, and prize money xo

Reply to  Daaaave
2 years ago

It is going to be interesting to see whether Shane ever goes public to discuss further the training “methods” that led Katinka to such outstanding performances late in her career.

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