Katinka Hosszu Powers To Decisive 200 Back Win at 2016 Euro Champs

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Women’s 200 Back Final:

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary grabbed a decisive lead early in the final of the women’s 200 back and never looked back. The Iron Lady powered to a first place finish of 2:07.01 bettering upon her 2016 best of 2:07.36 from the Golden Tour held in Marseille, France.

Daryna Zevina kept close to Hosszu, never letting her more than half a body length ahead of her. Zevina stopped the clock at a final 2:07.48 to shift her from eleventh in the world rankings to seventh.

Croatia’s Matea Samardzic grabbed the bronze medal with a final time of 2:09.24, while fourth place went to Hungary’s Kata Burian (2:10.17).

Simona Baumrtova of the Czech Republic earned fifth with a time of 2:10.57, just ahead of Iceland’s Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir’s 2:11.03.

Turkey’s Zulal Zeren (2:11.91) and Poland’s Alicja Tchorz (2:13.48) were seventh and eighth respectively.