Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:19.46 and new World Record in the 400 IM

This morning at the LEN 2015 European Short Course championships in Netanya, Israel, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu broke the 400 meter individual medley world record, clocking 4:19.46 where Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia’s world record from the Doha 2014 World Short Course Championships was 4:19.86. See the result list here.

Katinka Hosszu said after the race:

“Ever since Mireia Belmonte broke my world record in Doha a year ago I wanted to regain it so badly. Well, I couldn’t wait with it until the afternoon… I felt the legs came together really well and since I wanted to get back the WR as soon as possible, I can say, I wasn’t surprised to make it in the morning. I don’t know if it could be better in the afternoon, however. I think I can be faster but don’t forget that the short-course season has started only a couple of weeks ago as we had the World Cups in 50m pool so the rhythm is not the same. If I have a couple of wrong turns in the afternoon, I can’t improve this time. But after all it’s not appropriate to approach the final this way: there you must race, go for the gold medal, time is secondary.”


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