LUXEMBOURG, January 18. HUNGARY's Katinka Hosszu, who just let Swimming World know of her intentions to build a professional swimming stable at the Vasas Sports Club yesterday, started another ambitious schedule successfully tonight at the Luxembourg Euro Meet.
Hosszu kicked off the night with a win in the 800 free when she clocked an 8:37.77. It is the start of an incredible 16-event schedule, every single event available this weekend. Ukraine's Daryna Zevina placed second in 8:44.40, while Sarah Koehler finished third in 8:49.68.
Hosszu followed the 800 free win by blasting the women's 400 IM meet record with a 4:41.18. That swim chopped more than three seconds from Barbora Zavadova's 2007 effort of 4:44.40. Hosszu's regular Hungarian wingwoman Zsuzsanna Jakabos also decided to swim in Luxembourg, claiming second in 4:48.24. Kathrin Demler placed third in 4:51.92.
Hosszu then topped a preliminary session in the women's 200 fly with a time of 2:11.54, setting herself up for a likely victory in the event tomorrow. She just missed Sara Isakovic's meet record time of 2:11.01 from back in 2007. Lisa Hoepink (2:14.85) and Bethany Carson (2:15.06) were distance second and third seeds in the event.
In other action, Ukraine's Sergiy Frolov won the men's 1500 free in 15:21.22. Compatriot Mykhailo Romanchuk raced to second in 15:54.75, while David Aubry earned third in 16:12.69. Additionally, Yannick Lebherz crushed the field in the men's 400 IM with a 4:23.66, while Marco Koch took second in 4:31.58. Nimrod Hayet clinched third in 4:33.55. Victor Bromer topped the men's 200 fly prelims with a 2:06.67, while Marius Kusch (2:08.16) and Dan Jones (2:09.35) qualified second and third.