Masato Sakai and Tamas Kenderesi announced themselves as the next generation of 200 butterfliers after over a decade of Michael Phelps’ dominance.
Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos will do battle tonight in what could be the race of the Games.
The heated grudge-match between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will take place last night.
Repping the stars n’ stripes Ryan Murphy of the USA managed to continue a longstanding tradition of American excellence in the 100m backstroke with a gold medal performance. His 51.97 makes him the fastest textile swimmer of all time in the event and ranks as the second fastest performance ever only behind Aaron Peirsol’s world record.
Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
World record watch will be on again tonight in the men’s 100 back.
Michael Phelps’ performances last year at US Nationals in San Antonio set up an epic battle that will take place in Rio next week with him, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh all vying for Olympic gold in the 200 fly.
Laszlo Cseh set a new European Championship record tonight in the 200 fly with a blistering 1:52.91.
Laszlo Cseh’s monster 200 butterfly tonight added another gold to Hungary’s haul on day 4 of the 2016 European Championships, putting the nation in the gold lead.
Hosszu was almost perfect on the weekend and avenged her one loss.
Tamas Kenderesi, an 18-year old budding star, has withdrawn from the 2015 World Championships.
Tamas Kenderesi and Lazslo Cseh became second and third men this year to break 1:55 in the 200m butterfly.
Hungary has officially announced its 21-person roster for the Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar, though one of its biggest stars will not be making the trip.
What’s in the water in Hungary? Another impressive 200 butterflier, that’s what. (Above: Laszlo Cseh)
Katinka Hosszu, never seeming to run out of energy, was at it again tonight, competing in another seven events.