Kamis, 13 Desember 2012

Hannah Miley (GBR) triumphs with a new CR in the 400m IM

RENANG INDONESIA-Less than 15 minutes after receiving her gold medal for the 200m butterfly victory, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) was again in action in the 400m IM. Swimming in lane 5, she had been second to Hannah Miley (GBR) in the heats – the British was also the fastest of the year, with a 4:23.47 effort in Chartres (FRA), at the European Championships. In lane 3, the sensation of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, China’s Shiwen Ye, gold medallist in the 200m and 400m IM. In the third final of the inaugural day in Istanbul, Hosszu was never in a position to get the gold, that went to Miley in a new Championships Record of 4:23.14 (Mireia Belmonte, from Spain, had clocked 4:24.21 in 2010). Miley, 23 years old, had been silver medallist in the 200m IM at the FINA World Championships in 2011 in Shanghai. Ye got the silver in 4:23.33, while Kosszu touched third in 4:25.95.

World Record: Julia Smit (USA), 4:21.04 – December 18, 2009 in Manchester (GBR)
Championships Record: Hannah Miley (GBR), 4:23.14 – December 12, 2012 in Istanbul (TUR)
Best performance of the current season (since August 2012): Hannah Miley (GBR, 4:23.14 – December 12, in Istanbul, TUR) 
Last five (2002-2010) winners in this event: 2002 - Yana Klochkova (UKR, 4:30.63); 2004 - Kaitlin Sandeno (USA, 4:30.12); 2006 - Hui Qi (CHN, 4:34.28); 2008 - Kirsty Coventry (ZIM, 4:26.52); 2010 - Mireia Belmonte Garcia (ESP, 4:24.21)
The best in this event (1. most victories or 2. fastest time): Yana Klochkova (UKR, 1999, 2000 & 2002)

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