FINA SWC2019: Hungary's Katinka Hosszu grabs gold in women's 200m butterfly

FINA SWC2019: Hungary's Katinka Hosszu grabs gold in women's 200m butterfly

November 1, 2019 - 15:05
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The Hungarian swimmer is three-time Olympic champion, many time world and European champion. Today she climbed the podium in the women's 200m butterfly. 

In the final, Katinka Hosszu showed one of her best results - 2:08.23. She admitted that she's happy with the result and ahead of the Olympic Games such competitions serve as a perfect test. The swimmer also stated that she likes the Kazan venue and it's always more comfortable for her to compete in cool water. As early as next week Katinka Hosszu will compete in the final leg of the Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar. 

Another swimmer from Hungary, Zsuzsanna Jakabos finished second (2:08.76). Bronze medal went to Korea's An Sehyeon (2:10.69).

Mikhail Vekovishchev of Russia was best in the men’s 50m butterfly event (51.56). “I want to thank my rivals for this fight – it was a good heat. I showed my best result in this event after two full-scale training camps,” the winner said. Michael Andrew (USA) took silver with 51.86. Szebasztian Szabo of Hungary ended up third (51.97). 

Russia’s Mariia Temnikova showed the quickest time in the women’s 200m breaststroke event (2:24.10). Another Russian swimmer, Daria Chikunova, finished with the second best result (2:24.56). Vitalina Simonova earned bronze (2:28.32).

Anton Chupkov (RUS) touched the pad at 58.94 to win gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke. “I wanted to clock under 59 seconds and I finally succeeded for the first time. I’m especially happy that it happened here, in Kazan, in our country,” said Anton Chupkov. “In the final 5-10 metres, my rivals and I swam together, and only in such a highly contested race you can improve your results.”

Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands earned silver (58.98). Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki placed third (59.23).

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