Kamis, 13 Desember 2012

Hosszu (HUN) confirms brilliant 2012 season with 200m fly win

RENANG INDONESIA-Katinka Hosszu (HUN), the winner of the 2012 FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, had established the best performance of the season in the heats, in a time of 2:04.19 and got the gold in the final with a faster time of 2:02.20, a new Championships Record (in 2010, Mireia Belmonte, from Spain, had won in 2:03.59). It was the first 25m world medal for the Magyar swimmer, who was the 2009 champion (long course) in this same event. However, it was a hard fight against Jemma Lowe (GBR), silver medallist two years ago and the first until the 150m mark. In the end, Lowe got the bronze in 2:03.19, while Liuyang Jiao (CHN) finished second in 2:02.28. Zige Liu, the world record holder, was only fourth.

World Record: Zige Liu (CHN), 2:00.78 – November 15, 2009 in Berlin (GER)
Championships Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:02.20 – December 12, 2012 in Istanbul (TUR)
Best performance of the current season (since August 2012): Katinka Hosszu (HUN, 2:02.20 – December 12, in Istanbul, TUR) 
Last five (2002-2010) winners in this event: 2002 - Petria Thomas (AUS, 2:05.76); 2004 - Kaitlin Sandeno (USA, 2:06.95); 2006 - Jessicah Schipper (AUS, 2:05.11); 2008 - Mary Descenza (USA, 2:04.27); 2010 - Mireia Belmonte Garcia (ESP, 2:03.59)
The best in this event (1. most victories or 2. fastest time): Limin Liu (CHN, 1993 & 1997) and Mette Jacobsen (DEN, 1999 & 2000)

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