2017 HUNGARIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
On day 4 of the 2017 Hungarian National Championships, junior standout Kristof Milak pulled off the upset over international veteran Laszlo Cseh in the 100 fly. Milak, a European Junior champion, roared to a 51.98 in the final to take gold ahead of Cseh’s 52.36. That knocked nearly a full second off his previous lifetime best 52.84 and makes him the 8th fastest 100 butterflier in the world this year.
Iron lady Katinka Hosszu stepped up to the blocks 4 times in tonight’s finals session. In 2 of her races, she added to her gold medal total. Hosszu popped off a 28.54 to win the 50 back and a 1:57.29 to win the 200 free. She also earned a silver medal in the 100 fly (59.15) and finished 6th in the 800 free (8:56.23).
Olympic medalist Boglarka Kapas picked up the 800 free title on her birthday. Her margin of victory was greater than 6 full second, as her 8:24.76 put her well ahead of fellow distance standout Ajna Kesely (8:31.05). Kapas’ winning time was a season best, which moved her up in the world rankings from 10th to 5th. Kesely is now ranked 18th in the world, just 2 places behind Hosszu, who boasts a seaon best time of 8:30.93 from the Flanders Speedo Cup.
“I am satisfied with today’s swim. I think I can be satisfied with that time. These fantastic bouquets of flowers which I had received for my birthday on the podium are impressive.” –Boglarka Kapas
Additional Day 4 Event Winners: