Race Video: Hosszu and Coutts tie in 100 IM at the Tokyo FINA World Cup

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Via Universal Sports:

2013, Tokyo, Japan, FINA Swimming World Cup, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) picks up her 5th win the Women’s 100m Individual Medley, but this time she shared it with Alicia Coutts (AUS) as they tied at 57.53 seconds.

Via SwimSwam Jeff Grace – coverage of Women’s 100 IM

Australian Alica Coutts and Katinka Hosszu both challenged Hosszu’s 100 IM world record. Coutts took the first 50 meters out just over half a second ahead of Hosszu who made up the difference in the second half of the race and when it was all said and done the two women tied posting times of 57.53 which is only eight one-hundredths of a second away from Hosszu’s world record of 57.45.

Coutts may not have gotten the world record, but she broke her own Commonwealth and Australian records of 57.71, which she recorded in August.

Alia Atkinson finished third in a time of 58.28.

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