Watch Katinka Hosszu Blast New 400 IM Championship Record In London

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
  • Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • London Aquatics Center, London, UK
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results
  • Live Stream

As originally reported by Loretta Race:

WOMEN’S 400 IM – FINAL

  • Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 4:30.90
  • Hannah Miley (GBR), 4:35.27
  • Szuszanna Jakabos (HUN), 4:38.39

Racing almost a full 300m under World Record pace, Hungary’s #IronLady lowered her own Championship Record that she set just this morning in prelims. Katinka Hosszu notched her 3rd European 400m IM Title, topping the podium in a new meet mark of 4:30.90, just .07 faster than her morning outing.

Hosszu still sits atop the world rankings with her stellar outing of 4:29.89 from Marseilles, although of her swim tonight, Hosszu commented, “I have a great three and half years behind me, I have been enjoying every moment of the journey. This day was also about to erase all bad memories I had from this pool [from the 2012 Olympics from when she was 4th]. Today I managed to achieve that. Also, at the European Championships, I feel no pressure, so my only task is to enjoy this competition.”

Teammate ZsuZsanna Jakabos made it a 1 & 3 Hungarian finish with a milestone of her own. In earning the bronze in 4:38.39, Jakabos just claimed her 7th European Championships long course medal.

In between the Hungarians was host nation’s Hannah Miley, who, with her time of 4:35.27, took home Great Britain’s first swimming medal of these championships. Miley was just over 2 seconds faster at her nation’s Olympic Trials in which she earned her Olympic roster spot in this event in 4:33.40.

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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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