Race Video: Hosszu wins 200 Butterfly, 2014 Arena Grand Prix Orlando

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WOMEN’S 200 butterfly – Reported by Jared Anderson 

Katinka Hosszu powered away from the field early, asserting her dominance in the 200 fly with her first of 3 swims tonight. Her 2:08.47 won by exactly one second and ranks as the 4th-fastest time in the world this year. She topped a pair of Canadians, Audrey Lacroix and Katerine Savard, both of whom also put up top-10 times in the world this year. Lacroix was 2:09.47, just a few tenths off what she went to win the Austin Grand Prix, and Savard was 2:10.94.

At 15 years old, Chattahoochee’s Lauren Case took home fourth place with a 2:14.25 – that cut almost two seconds off her prelims swim, but still isn’t quite a lifetime-best. She topped Cal’s Caitlin Leverenz, who was 2:14.66, and 18-year-old Isabella Paez of Metro Aquatic Club, who went 2:14.99.

Another 14-year-old was in the race; that was Delaney Walz of Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club. She took seventh in 2:15.26.

In the B final it was Gator Swim Club’s Andreina Pinto who moved up from 10th to win the heat, going 2:12.62 . Claire Donahue led the field most of the way, but Pinto patiently pulled off the comeback to win over Donahue’s 2:14.40. Those were huge drops for both women from prelims: 6 seconds for Pinto and 7 for Donahue.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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