(Race Video) Katinka Hosszu Anchors Hungary to Women’s 800 Free Relay Triumph at Euros

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A monster anchor from Katinka Hosszu delivered the title for Hungary in the women’s 800-meter free relay at the 2016 European Championships.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos (1:58.60), Evelyn Verraszto (1:58.16) and Boglarka Kapas (1:58.22) kept Hungary competitive as Hosszu unleashed a 1:56.65 anchor for the win as Hungary posted a 7:51.63 for the win.

Spain’s Melanie Costa Schmid (1:58.69), Patricia Castro Ortega (1:58.21), Fatima Gallardo Carpeto (1:58.63) and Mireia Belmonte Garcia (1:57.85) finished second in 7:53.38 with The Netherlands’ Andrea Kneppers (2:00.19), Esmee Vermeulen (1:58.53), Robin Neumann (1:59.75) and Femke Heemskerk (1:55.16) placed third in 7:53.63 as Heemskerk crushed the anchor.

Sarah Sjostrom led Sweden off with a 1:55.30, which is a championship record in the women’s 200-meter free, but the rest of the team could not keep them in the medals as they took sixth in 7:55.74.

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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