Video edit – Coleman Hodges
This interview was captured after a long night, a triple for the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu, but husband/coach Shane Tusup and she remained as entertaining as ever.
Hosszu Triple Recap Below
Women’s 200 butterfly – 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte – Reported by SwimSwam
Katinka Hosszu had the lead right off the start and ran away from the field, making it look easy. She dropped a little bit of time from her morning swim to win the event with a 2:09.66. The real race ended up being for second place. Becca Mann pulled ahead from Kate Mills to finish second with a 2:11.61. Mills and Megan Kingsley finished 3rd and 4th at 2:12.95 and 2:12.97, respectively. Andreina Pinto dropped a little over a second to move into 5th place with a 2:13.05 and Courtney Weaver dropped a half a second to finish 6th. Emma Nunn and Meredith Hoover were 7th and 8th. Katarine Savard won the B-final of the women’s 200 butterfly with a time of 2:10.91. She dropped close to four seconds and would have finished second had she qualified for the A-final in the morning.
Women’s 100 backstroke:
Less than 30 minutes after winning the 200 butterfly, Katinka Hosszu powered through the back half of the 100 backstroke to win the race with the fourth fastest time in the world this year, 59.64. Kathleen Baker put some pressure on her, and was actually leading the field at the 50. She dropped .65 to finish second 1:01.39. Ali Deloof was a little off her morning swim, but still had enough to finish third at 1:01.83. Megan Romano managed to dip under 1:02 for fourth place with a time of 1:01.91.
Fernanda Gonzalez, the winner of this event in Mesa, won the B-final of the women’s 100 backstroke with a 1:02.49.
Women’s 400 freestyle:
Katinka Hosszu has already won her first two events, and you can tell she is really going after this swim. This 400 freestyle is less than 20 minutes after her second race of the evening; less than an hour since her first race. Leah Smith lead through the 200, and is looking great through the middle portion of this swim. Hosszu fell off with 100 to go. Allison Schmitt really went after it, looking the best I’ve seen her in a while. She ran away by herself in lane 7, winning the event with a time of 4:08.65. Gillian Ryan was able to run down Leah Smith to finish second at 4:09.10 with an aggressive final 100. Smith finished third at 4:09.13. Lotte Friis dropped close to three seconds to finish fourth at 4:10.02. We could say that Katinka Hosszu fell off, but she was only two seconds off her time from this morning, which is pretty impressive for her third race in less than an hour.
Hannah Moore won the B-final of the women’s 400 freestyle with a time of 4:13.33.