EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, August 8. A day after taking the women’s 200-meter IM world record into another stratosphere, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu took down the 100-meter IM global mark at the FINA World Cup being held in The Netherlands.
Hosszu assured herself of another $10,000 check with her third world-record performance of the meet when she clocked in at 57.73 to lower the global mark in the sprint medley. That performance beat the 57.74 mark previously held by The Netherlands’ Hinkelien Schreuder since 2009.
26.82, 57.74 (30.92)
26.39, 57.73 (31.34)
Hosszu’s previous best had been a 58.49 from the 2012 World Short Course Championships just last December.
Along with her two world record progressions in the 200 IM, Hosszu has now cashed $30,000 in winnings just in world-record bonuses in Eindhoven, and is up to $32,500 including her race winnings. She’s definitely off to a great start.