Nemeth Busts Out 100 Free National Record on Day 3 of Hungarian Nats


On day 3 of the 2017 Hungarian National Championships, up-and-coming sprinter Nandor Nemeth turned heads with a new Hungarian National Record in the 100 free. Nemeth churned out a speedy 48.64 to touch out Auburn-based Peter Holoda (48.87). With that, he becomes the 10th fastest 100 freestyler in the world this year and erases the former record of 48.76 set by Dominik Kozma in 2014.

“I did not expect this at all. I tried the best to improve my time, but it never occurred to me that I could go under 49 and break the national record in addition. Of course, it’s a great feeling.” –  Nandor Nemeth

Iron lady Katinka Hosszu once again swam every women’s event in finals. This time, however, she came up 3-for-3 with a sweep of her races. Hosszu tackled tonight’s 400 IM with a 4:35.91. That was slightly off her season best, a 5th-ranked 4:35.46, but was still dominant over the field as Boglarka Kapas (4:39.35) and Zsuzsanna Jakabos (4:39.39) rounded out the medals.

Hosszu also nabbed golds in the 100 back and 100 free. In the 100 free, she won a tight race with Evelyn Verraszto, getting her hand to the wall 1st in 54.62 to Verraszto’s 54.77. Hosszu’s winning time of 1:00.46 in the 100 back was a season best by a tenth, and bumps her up to 25th in the world.

Gergely Gyurta remains at #8 in the world rankings after tonight’s 400 IM, but he dropped his season best down to a 4:12.81 to outpace Peter Bernek (4:13.62) for the title. In his post-race interview, Gyurta said he has confidence heading into worlds after putting up that performance in spite of his recent illness.

“I do not know how I did this because I did not think that I could squeeze that much strength out of myself after a severe viral infection. This should give me tremendous confidence in the World Championships.”

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bobo gigi

Women’s 100 breast winning time in 1.09.90? in such a great swimming nation? Even in France it’s faster. I know all big swimming powerhouses have their own weak events and their own generations’ problems, even USA (right now women’s 200 breast and 200 fly or men’s 200 fly) but 1.09.90 in the country of Agnes Kovacs, in 2017, that sounds weird.

Other question. Hosszu looks quiet since SCM worlds. In the last few years we used to see her swim crazy fast in-season times meet after meet. Has she peaked in 2015/2016 and now starts to decline with age? Or everything is planned with her training in that post-olympic season to take things differently and peak just for worlds at home?


Yes, it is definitely a weak spot. Hosszu almost won the 200 breast in this National Ch a few days ago (she came second), that says all. But Reka Vecsei is a great talent. She is just 15 years old, maybe she will be our new star!

Hosszu trains a bit differently now, she even goes to the gym every morning before prelims, so she is very exhausted by the end of the day when she has finals. I guess that is the main difference. This is not a too important race for her, let’s wait till Worlds to see her real performances.


If what you said about gym exercises is what it is then it is very strange. If she didn’t do it before then where these muscles’ strength, shape and size came from. Don’t tell me that that is the result of racing each week international competitions with very modest total distances. If you look at practically all pictures that promoted her “Iron Lady” brand – all them are done in gym environment.


She’s been a frequent visitor of the gym, but not on race days. That is called the ‘new level’.


You misunderstood me. She did a ton of workout before of course, but she didn’t go to the gym on the mornings of her important races. She does this as well now for the nats.


I hope she does it for a reason. And I also hope that the reason is to be better at finals of important races. If my supposition about her reasoning is correct then your logic about influence of morning exercise on evening performances is not.
If she does it for training purposes not caring much about finals’ outcome then she doesn’t consider this National Championships meet an important one. I think should I be Hungarian I would find it kind of disrespectful.
It is always getting very complicated when I think about logic of Hosszu’s motivations.


mind your business ……come on , let it go

Eric Lahmy

Do you know what is bodybuilding? Do you remember these Charles Atlas photos, before and after? That’s the answer.


BY NYJOHN that is the “new level” that Katinka Hosszu moves professional sport to. 🙂
But to be serious you can’t jump into conclusion by judging only by times of the session with three finals not knowing the order of events and time interval between races. If the order of events was 400IM – 100BK – 100FR then all times shown by Hosszu tell us about good (training ?) shape and 54.6 is not just good but is crazy fast.
It would be nice if the reporter of Hosszu’s multi-finals sessions provides such information when it’s possible.


The order of the events was the following:

400 IM (men)
400 IM (women) – Hosszu: gold, 4:35.91
100 free (men)
100 free (women) – Hosszu: gold, 54.62
100 back (men)
100 back (women) – Hosszu: gold, 1:00.46

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