LUXEMBOURG, January 20. HUNGARY's Katinka Hosszu had quite the weekend in Luxembourg as she won gold in 11 out of the full slate of 16 events entered at the Luxembourg Euro Meet. It took seriously fast times from some specialists to stop her from winning even more gold.
Hosszu topped her ninth event of the meet with a 29.54 to capture the women's 50 back crown to start the third-and-final night. Hazal Sarikaya (29.91) and Sarah Rolko (29.97) finished second and third in the sprint back. Hosszu then reached double digits in wins with a 4:15.31 in the women's 400 free. Isabella Haerle finished second in 4:17.46, while Annika Bruhn claimed third in 4:19.40.
Hosszu then went 3-for-3 this evening with a sizzling 1:00.08 to win the women's 100 fly as Zsuzsanna Jakabos placed second in 1:00.94. Iris Rosenberger wound up third in 1:01.40. The win pushed Hosszu to 11 wins. Ukraine's Daryna Zevina crushed the women's 200 back with a blistering time of 2:11.67, downing her meet record of 2:12.60 from a year ago. Hosszu missed out on going 4-for-4 tonight, but still managed to earn silver in 2:14.70. Jakabos rounded out the top three in 2:16.04.
Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte then surged to a 1:07.26 to win the women's 100 breast. In the morning, she broke her meet record of 1:08.87 with a 1:08.85 in prelims before crushing the mark this evening. Caroline Ruhnau (1:10.12) and Samira Hoesl (1:13.03) finished second and third, while Hosszu placed fifth in 1:13.55. Meilutyte then touched out Hosszu, 55.35 to 55.44, for the women's 100 free crown. Dorothea Brandt took third in 56.11.
Jean-Francois Schneiders cruised to victory in the men's 50 back with a 26.51. Lukas Nattmann placed second in 26.87, while Jani Maekinen earned third in 27.14. Sergiy Frolov posted a 3:53.73 to win the men's 400 free, while Yannick Lebherz snared second in 3:56.76. Steffen Hillmer earned third in 4:04.72.
Francois Heersbrandt turned in a 54.13 to win the men's 100 fly, while Viktor Bromer touched second in 54.95. Marius Kusch completed the top three in 55.75. Lebherz bounced back from the 400 free to win the men's 200 back in 2:01.26. Raphael Stacchiotti took second in 2:04.60, while Schneiders took thirdin 2:05.59.
Marco Koch completed a breaststroke sweep with a sterling time of 1:01.09 in the men's 100 breast. That effort cleared his meet standard of 1:01.54 set during prelims, which took down Hugues Duboscq's 2011 record of 1:01.60. Igor Borysik touched second in 1:02.12, while Lauren Carnol finished thirdin 1:02.92. Christoph Fildebrandt closed out the meet with a 50.32 to win the men's 100 free. Nils Roetgers (51.50) and Matthias Lindenbauer (52.00) took second and third.