World Record Race Video: Watch Katinka Hosszu rip 55.03 in 100 Back scm

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As reported by SwimSwam / Braden Keith 


2012 World Champ: 56.64 – Olivia Smoliga – United States
2010 World Champ: 56.08 – Natalie Coughlin – United States
Meet Record: 56.08 – Natalie Coughlin – United States – 2010 
World Record: 55.03 – Katinka Hosszu – Hungary – 2014

After watching Mireia Belmonte take down two world records on day one, one which was hers, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu decided to put up one of her own. Hosszu set a new world record in the women’s 100 backstroke winning the event in a time of 55.03 breaking Shiho Sakai‘s record of 55.23 which was set in 2009.

Hosszu was not the only one to put up an impressive swim as Australian Emily Seebohm just missed the old record finishing in a time of 55.31 to pick up the silver. Seebohm set new Commonwealth and Australian records in the event beating her own record of 55.47 which she set earlier this year.

Continuing on with the record breaking theme Daryna Zevina of the Ukraine picked up the bronze and in the process destroyed her own national record of 56.71 posting a 55.54.

Madi Wilson of Australia finished fourth in a time of 56.37 followed by Mie Neilsen of Denmark who touched in a time of 56.62.
American Kathleen Baker finished sixth followed by Etiene Medeiros of Brazil who recorded a 57.72 and Georgia Davies of Great Britain who touched in a time of 57.77.

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bobo gigi
9 years ago

I think people outside of USA can’t watch the video.
At least for me it doesn’t work.
I will try to compile all the race videos I can find from these SCM world championships when the meet will end.

Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

True , we can’t watch anything on those videos from Europe . Too bad , waiting to see that infamous relay final from tonight .

9 years ago

Her reaction is great, almost like she didn’t know what the world record was and didn’t realize for a few moments that she broke it. Pretty cool.

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