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.