Look For Clash Of The Fly Titans In Hungary: Cseh, Milak, Kenderesi


Hungary’s top swimmers will be in the Debrecen pool this week, contesting monster schedules in the pursuit of spots on the national roster for this year’s World Championships, European Junior Championships, European Youth Olympic Festival and the Short Course European Championships.

Among the racers will be the nation’s top swimmer Katinka Hosszuwho opted out of this meet last year, but will be swimming for her own International Swimming League (ISL) namesake Team Iron this time around. Hosszu is set to tear apart a grueling schedule that includes events ranging from the 50m fly to the 100m breast to her IM specialty races.

Anja Kesely will also be putting up her best against Hosszu, as will Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Boglarka Kapas and Lilianna Szilagyi.

As for the men, Olypmic icon Laszlo Cseh will have his hands full against young World Junior Record holder Kristof Milak, but 2016 Rio Olympic medalist Tamas Kendersi will also be in the mix in the fly events this week.

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3 years ago

can’t wait to see the top 3 200 fly times in the world in one heat

Reply to  hungarianflynasty
3 years ago

On one hand Cseh is too old to swim that fast this early in the season, on the other hand he has to. Unless he beats Kenderesi’s 1:54.36 from last year’s EC, he won’t be swimming this event at Worlds.
The 200 fly will be the event to watch for sure, and it’s on the first day, so less than 36 hours away.

Reply to  Goag
3 years ago

Yes, Laci has to and he’s known it for nearly a year. Last March Kenderesi swam 1:54.14 in Debrecen so I think somewhere 1:53 high will be needed. Milak is untouchable. As I know Biczo is training for the Universiade but he, Marton and Tekauer will have the opportunity to swim in a fast race.
The women’s 200 fly will be tough, too with Hosszu, Jakabos, Kapas and Szilagyi, or Berecz, Hathazi, Kesely for the youngsters.

Reply to  Brownish
3 years ago

True, I forgot that last year’s nationals was in the qualification period, so the time to beat is 1:54.14.

Coach Mike 1952
3 years ago

It will be good to see how Laszlo does. I hope really well.

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