Analysis W200 Medley: Katinka Hosszu’s Reach Over The Rest Takes Her Off The Chart

Katinka Hosszu - racing off the chart, by Patrick B. Kraemer

To find a time when 25-point gains – such as that now held by Katinka Hosszu – over closest opponents was fairly common, you have to go back to the days of the GDR in the 1980s. These days it is extremely rare. The day the Hungarian swam off the chart of expectation

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To find a time when 25-point gains – such as that now held by Katinka Hosszu – over closest opponents was fairly common, you have to go back to the days of the GDR in the 1980s. These days it is extremely rare. The day the Hungarian swam off the chart of expectation

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Bad Anon

To her credit, Hosszu was swimming 2.08s in season. Reading the taper manual, her 2.06.12 is in keeping with her unshaved,untapered inseason times. From a scientific perspective, time drops on taper are directly proportional to work done beforehand. Surely her iron lady schedule, hard work, determination and sheer courage and boldness led to her sinking the truly off the chart Kukors time

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