Katinka Hosszu Clips Own Meet Record in 400 IM at Euros

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was out under world-record pace at the 300 before fading badly to settle for a meet record in the women’s 400-meter IM at the 2016 European Championships.

Hosszu split a 3:28.84 at the 300-meter mark, under Ye Shiwen’s 3:29.75 from 2012.  But, Hosszu did not have the same freestyle speed as she faded with a 4:30.90 for the win.

That’s a full second off her world-best time of 4:29.89, but still a smidge better than her meet record of 4:30.97 from prelims.

Great Britain’s Hannah Miley, already the second-ranked swimmer in the world with a 4:33.40 from British Nationals, took second tonight in 4:35.27.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos completed the rest of the podium with a third-place time of 4:38.39.

Great Britain’s Aimee Willmott (4:40.08), Italy’s Carlotta Toni (4:40.76), Italy’s Luisa Trombetti (4:41.03), Czech’s Barbora Zavadova (4:43.11) and Slovenia’s Anja Klinar (4:43.42) also competed in the finale.

1 4 HOSSZU Katinka HUN 03 MAY 1989 0.86 4:30.90 972 CR
28.93(1) 1:01.99(1) 1:36.42(1) 2:10.61(1) 2:49.59(1) 3:28.84(1) 4:00.27(1)
33.06 34.43 34.19 38.98 39.25 31.43 30.63
2 3 MILEY Hannah GBR 08 AUG 1989 0.68 4:35.27 4.37 927
29.57(4) 1:02.89(3) 1:38.56(3) 2:14.13(3) 2:52.39(2) 3:31.03(2) 4:03.35(2)
33.32 35.67 35.57 38.26 38.64 32.32 31.92
3 6 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna HUN 03 APR 1989 0.72 4:38.39 7.49 896
29.37(2) 1:02.80(2) 1:37.88(2) 2:12.76(2) 2:53.16(3) 3:34.32(3) 4:07.05(3)
33.43 35.08 34.88 40.40 41.16 32.73 31.34
4 5 WILLMOTT Aimee GBR 26 FEB 1993 0.73 4:40.08 9.18 880
30.12(5) 1:04.07(5) 1:40.78(5) 2:16.57(5) 2:55.60(4) 3:35.31(4) 4:08.42(4)
33.95 36.71 35.79 39.03 39.71 33.11 31.66
5 2 TONI Carlotta ITA 25 FEB 1995 0.74 4:40.76 9.86 873
30.36(8) 1:04.74(8) 1:41.69(7) 2:17.26(6) 2:56.47(6) 3:36.20(5) 4:09.43(5)
34.38 36.95 35.57 39.21 39.73 33.23 31.33
6 8 TROMBETTI Luisa ITA 05 SEP 1993 0.73 4:41.03 10.13 871
30.24(6) 1:04.70(7) 1:41.62(6) 2:18.35(7) 2:58.44(7) 3:38.26(7) 4:10.21(6)
34.46 36.92 36.73 40.09 39.82 31.95 30.82
7 1 ZAVADOVA Barbora CZE 23 JAN 1993 0.77 4:43.11 12.21 852
29.55(3) 1:03.19(4) 1:39.69(4) 2:15.70(4) 2:55.93(5) 3:37.17(6) 4:10.43(7)
33.64 36.50 36.01 40.23 41.24 33.26 32.68
8 7 KLINAR Anja SLO 03 APR 1988 0.84 4:43.42 12.52 849
30.26(7) 1:04.23(6) 1:41.80(8) 2:18.63(8) 2:59.60(8) 3:40.87(8) 4:12.53(8)
33.97 37.57 36.83 40.97 41.27 31.66 30.89

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