Katinka Hosszu Ups Gold Medal Tally to 6 on Golden Tour Stop

NICE – The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu ran her gold medal tally to six at the Golden Tour stop in Nice with three more victories on day two here in France.

After a trio of golds yesterday, Hosszu got it going again today with a 1:00.47 in the women’s 100-meter back to start off with a victory. Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina touched second in 1:01.78 with Sweden’s Michelle Coleman placing third in 1:02.26.

Hosszu, who is swimming in every single event here in Nice, collected her fifth gold medal with a 2:29.00 in the women’s 200-meter breast.  Adeline Martin took second overall in 2:31.24 with Lara Grangeon placing third in 2:32.85.

Melanie Henique moved to third in the world rankings in the women’s 50-meter fly with a 26.42, while Marie Wattel checked in with a silver-winning 26.91 for seventh in the world.

Hosszu picked up her seventh overall medal with a bronze-winning time of 27.15.

Early favorite Sarah Sjostrom pulled out of the meet after the first day of prelims due to what is being called an illness on deck in Nice.

Hosszu bounced back in the women’s 200-meter free with a 1:58.32 for her sixth gold of the meet.  She finished a bit ahead of Coralie Balmy’s 1:58.75.  Charlotte Bonnet took third in 1:59.62.

Sweden’s Stina Gardell took down Hosszu in the women’s 400-meter IM, 4:44.00 to 4:48.38.  But, Hosszu’s ninth medal of the meet thus far is pretty impressive considering she powered through four swims in less than an hour tonight.

Evelyn Verraszto took third overall in 4:52.07 to round out the podium.

Christian Diener stopped the clock in 55.03 to win the men’s 100-meter back, while Ben Stasiulis touched second in 55.34.  Simon Sjodin wound up third in 55.94.

Erik Persson hit the wall in 2:14.55 to claim the men’s 200-meter breaststroke.  Quentin Coton placed second in 2:15.17 with David Verraszto taking third overall in 2:15.46.

Mehdy Metella clipped Andriy Govorov by the slimmest of margins in the men’s 50-meter fly, 23.82 to 23.83, as the two moved to third and fourth in the world rankings.  Fred Bousquet clinched third in 24.19.

Jeremy Stravius took home the men’s 200-meter free title in 1:48.77, while Jordan Pothain placed second in 1:49.36.  Mykhaylo Romanchuk, the 1500 free winner, earned third in 1:49.52.

David Verraszto turned in a 4:17.00 to win the men’s 400-meter IM, while Jeremy Desplanches took second in 4:20.96.  Simon Sjodin wound up third in 4:26.50.

2015 Golden Tour, Nice, Day Two – Results

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  1. Nazanin Sharif

    Bravo Katinka Hosszu. The Iron Lady.

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