2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
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Hungarian Katinka Hosszu was a no-show this morning in the preliminaries of the women’s 100 backstroke, dropping the event from her schedule to leave her with just four individual events for the competition.
Hosszu was the 2016 Olympic champion in the event, setting the Hungarian National Record in a time of 58.45.
At the last two World Championships in Kazan and Budapest, the now 30-year-old qualified first and second overall respectively out of the heats before scratching the semis (in what are her #2 and #3 swims ever, 58.78 and 58.80).
This year she had been as fast as 59.58 which tied her for 10th in the world coming into this meet.
With this event gone, she still has the 200 IM final later on during day two, along with the 200 free, 200 back and 400 IM on her schedule. The 200 free prelims will kick off on day three.
Louise Hansson of Sweden also didn’t show for her heat in the event.
In her absence, Canadian Kylie Masse cruised to the top seed in a time of 58.91, followed by Australians Minna Atherton (59.22) and Kaylee McKeown (59.25).