Katinka Hosszu Edges Past 200 IM Olympic Record For Third Individual Gold

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Women’s 200 IM FINAL:

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu picked up her third individual gold medal of the Olympics, lowering her own Olympic Record from a 2:07.45 to a 2:06.58. Hosszu was under her own World Record pace throughout the first half of the race but Great Britain’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor held on and pushed her, refusing to let the “Iron Lady” out of her sight.

With the win, Hosszu became the first woman since Inge de Brujin in 2000 to win three individual gold medals in one Olympic Games. And the Hungarian figures to have a chance to make it four, as she will be one of the big favorites in the 200 back later in the week.

O’Connor gained ground in the final 50 of the race but was unable to get past Hosszu, settling for silver, a 2:06.88, and a new national record for Great Britain.

Silver medalist in the 400 IM, Maya DiRado of the USA, picked up the bronze medal with a final time of 2:08.79, finishing just ahead of American teammate Melanie Margalis (2:09.21).

Australia’s Alicia Coutts finished fifth overall with a 2:10.88, while Canada’s Sydney Pickrem picked up sixth with a 2:11.22.

Viktoria Andreeva of Russia was seventh with a time of 2:12.28, and the defending gold medalist, Ye Shiwen of China, finished eighth with a 2:13.56.

Full results from tonight’s semifinals and finals are available here.

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  1. avatar
    Bill Bell

    Well guess I gotta her a pass for bailing in the 200 fly!

    Four of the eight finalists current/former U.S. collegians and two of four ( ( Hosszu//DiRado) former NCAA gold medalists:

    Hosszu, USC; DiRado, Stanfod (Pac-12 rules!); Margalis, Georgia; Pickrem, Texas A&M. Margalis may have been an NCAA champ in 200 IM for the ‘Dawgs — not sure.

    Double M’s older brother Robert was also a ‘Dawg All-America in early 2000s and @ one point in Hus career was American record-holder in the 1000 free.

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