Katinka Hosszu Blasts 200 IM World Record at FINA World Cup

Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

DOHA, Qatar, August 27.

For her third title of the night, the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu went big as she downed her world record in the women’s 200-meter IM with a 2:02.61 at the FINA World Cup stop in Doha.  That time cleared her previous mark of 2:03.20 by nearly a second as she clocked that time in Eindhoven a year ago.  That’s her fourth medal of the night, also having picked up a bronze with three victories as Hosszu is well on her way to a third-straight FINA World Cup crown.

Comparative Splits:

Hosszu (Eindhoven):

26.69, 57.58 (30.89), 1:33.81 (36.23), 2:03.20 (29.39)

Hosszu (Doha):

26.94, 57.21 (30.27), 1:33.54 (36.33), 2:02.61 (29.07)

Incredibly, this swim came after Hosszu already competed in the 800 free, 200 free and 50 back with wins in the 200 free and 50 back as well as a bronze in the 800 free.

No one else was even close in the event as USA’s Caitlin Leverenz still managed to pick up a silver paycheck with a second-place time of 2:07.11, while Austria’s Lisa Zaiser finished third in 2:08.32.

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia (2:10.85), Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (2:11.32), USA’s Laura Sogar (2:15.61) and South Africa’s Michee van Rooyen (2:27.51) were also part of the historic swim.


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Author: Jason Marsteller

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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