Katinka Hosszu Sets 3rd World Record of Meet, Clips 400 IM Mark

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DOHA, Qatar, August 28.

No one swims for money like the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu.  With another $10,000 world-record bonus on the line, Hosszu stepped up to the blocks and threw down a world record in the distance medley for her third world record of the meet.  She turned in a 4:20.83, clipping her previous global mark of 4:20.85 from the Berlin stop of the FINA World Cup from 2013.  That’s $30,000 in world-record bonuses thus far, and she still has the rest of the night to go.

Comparative Splits:

Hosszu (2013):

27.91, 59.79 (31.88), 1:32.77 (32.98), 2:04.99 (32.22), 2:42.16 (37.17), 3:20.68 (38.52), 3:51.31 (30.63), 4:20.85 (29.54)

Hosszu (2014): 

28.06, 59.41 (31.35), 1:32.29 (32.88), 2:04.63 (32.34), 2:42.16 (37.53), 3:20.84 (38.68), 3:51.14 (30.30), 4:20.83 (29.69)

The record gave Hosszu a clean sweep of the IM global standards here in Doha as she already lowered the 100 IM and 200 IM in the previous two sessions.  She’s well on her way to banking some serious cash just in world-record bonus money.

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia took a distant second in 4:25.85, while USA’s Caitlin Leverenz placed third in 4:29.59.

Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (4:35.64), Austria’s Jordis Steinegger (4:38.40), China’s Luo Yue (4:52.24) and China’s Zhu Chaonan (4:54.74) also competed in the final.

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