Katinka Strikes Twice; Ranomi & Chad Join WR Party

Katinka Hosszu [photo: Aniko Kovaks]

If a 1:49.04 world short-course record from Chad Le Clos (RSA) in the 200m butterfly and a 23.24 from Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) in the 50m free in the opening session of finals at the Eindhoven round of the FINA World Cup saw global short-course marks shaved back a touch by the Olympic and world champions, then a 2:03.20 from Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in the 200m medley took a sledgehammer to proceedings at the pioneering edge of aquatic horizons

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If a 1:49.04 world short-course record from Chad Le Clos (RSA) in the 200m butterfly and a 23.24 from Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) in the 50m free in the opening session of finals at the Eindhoven round of the FINA World Cup saw global short-course marks shaved back a touch by the Olympic and world champions, then a 2:03.20 from Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in the 200m medley took a sledgehammer to proceedings at the pioneering edge of aquatic horizons

Comments

Belgium_kangoo

ahah I was watching live on FINA website and didn’t know the relay was mixed =d I couldn’t understand how germany came back so strongly when australia was leading by a mile !! now I do understand how the fly leg seemed so slow =d deibler vs Gandy … 4 seconds difference !!

I love the idea of mixed relay !!!

Ps: it’s good to see gandy for Australia now =) that means the team will have a strong 200 flier once again !

SwimFanFinland

Belgium_kangoo,

Haha. I couldn’t see it live but I just replayed it. They are a bit difficult to follow when it comes to a question of who’s leading at the moment? 🙂

Even Maggie is a world champion I was very surprised that he managed to beat Morozov in a s/c pool.

World record bonuses are limited to a maximum pot of USD $ 50.000 at one meeting so in terms of prize money swimmers should consider holding their horses and wait for Berlin.

mattcapetown

Great stuff Chad. It’s about time you started chasing times and not just medals.

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