Petra Senanszky Takes Down Katinka Hosszu’s 50 Free HUN Record


  • Thursday, November 11th – Sunday, November 14th
  • Kaposvár, Hungary
  • SCM (25m)
  • Prelims at 9:30am local/finals at 6pm local
  • Start Lists
  • Results

The 2021 Hungarian Short Course Championships kicked off today from Kaposvár and we’ve already seen one national record bite the dust.

Petra Senanszky produced a new Hungarian standard in the women’s 50m freestyle, first in the morning heats and then again in the evening final.

This morning, 27-year-old Senanszky put up a time of 24.37, a mark which not only represented her own personal best but also a time good enough to surpass Katinka Hosszu‘s national record of 24.43 logged in 2014.

Tonight, Senanszky shaved off another .07 to check in with a mark of 24.30 for gold. Fanni Gyurinovics and Dominika Varga clocked respective times of 24.74 and 25.16 to round out the top 3 in silver and bronze.

Entering this meet, Snenaszky’s personal best in this short course meters 50m free rested at the 24.76 she registered at this same meet 2 years ago. This is Senanszky’s first national record.

Former national record holder Hosszu was not in this race tonight, although she did contest the women’s 100m IM, placing 3rd.

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1 year ago

It might be Senánszky’s first national record in traditional swimming but she is the World Record holder on 50, 100 and 200 m with Bi Fins.

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