Sabtu, 15 Desember 2012

Hosszu (HUN) dominates final of the women’s 100m IM

RENANG INDONESIA, Confirming her 2012 supremacy in the women’s 100m IM (a race she often won at the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup series), Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu got her third medal in Istanbul, touching for gold in a new Championships Record of 58.49 (the previous meet’s best mark had been established by Ariana Kukors, USA, in the semi-finals of this event in 2010, in a time of 58.65). Hosszu had already won the 200m butterfly, and was third in the 400m IM. The fight for the silver medal was contested between breaststroke specialist Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) and backstroker Jing Zhao, from China. The Lithuanian teenager finished stronger and got the silver in 58.79, while the bronze went to Zhao in 58.80. Alia Atkinson (JAM), one of the championships’ revelations, missed the podium, touching fourth in 58.85.

World Record: Hinkelien Schreuder (NED), 57.74 – November 15, 2009 in Berlin (GER)
Championships Record: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 58.49 – December 14, 2012 in Istanbul (TUR)
Best performance of the current season (since August 2012): Katinka Hosszu (HUN, 58.49 – December 14 in Istanbul, TUR) 
Last five (2002-2010) winners in this event: 2002 - Martina Moravcova (SVK, 59.91); 2004 - Brooke Hanson (AUS, 1:00.01); 2006 - Brooke Hanson (AUS, 1:00.16); 2008 - Shayne Reese (AUS, 59.58); 2010 - Ariana Kukors (USA, 58.95)
The best in this event (1. most victories or 2. fastest time): Martina Moravcova (SVK, 1999, 2000 & 2002)

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