Watch The 6th-Fastest Women’s 200 IM Ever, Courtesy Of Katinka Hosszu

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 4

  • 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 200 IM – FINAL

  • Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2:07.30, *Championship Record
  • Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (GBR) – 2:09.03
  • Hannah Miley (GBR) – 2:11.84

Breaking championship records and taking names is the self-proclaimed ‘Iron Lady’ of Hungary, Katinka Hosszu. Seemingly unbeatable in this sprint IM event, Hosszu followed up her World Record-setting performance from Kazan with another major international title her in London, topping the field in a time of 2:07.30.

Hosszu’s time tonight now sits as the 6th-fastest outing ever, so the 27-year old now owns 4 of the top 10 performances of all time in this event. Her season-best entering tonight was the 2:07.69 she threw down in Marseille last March, but she topped that tonight to further distance herself from the rest of the world heading into Rio. Hosszu nabbed a new championship record to boot with her incredible swim this evening.

Runner-up tonight was Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, the reigning British National Champion in this event and the athlete who earned bronze behind Hosszu and Japan’s Kanako Watanabe in this event at last year’s FINA World Championships. O’Connor nabbed her first individual European Championships medal by touching in 2:09.03, now the world’s 2nd-fastest time in the rankings not belonging to Hosszu. Tonight represents O’Connor’s 5th-fastest time of her career.

The 2016 European Championships silver medalist behind Hosszu in the 400m IM, GBR’s Hannah Miley, got onto the podium once again, claiming bronze in this shorter event in a time of 2:11.84.

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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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