Hungarian swimmers shine on FINA swimming World Cup Budapest

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-05 09:00:22|Editor: ZD
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BUDAPEST, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian swimmers won the most medals on the first day of the FINA swimming World Cup 2019 here on Friday.

Hungarian girls took a one-two finish in the 200m butterfly as Katinka Hosszu snatched the gold in 2:08.55 and Zsuzsanna Jakabos got the silver in 2:09.67.

The men's 100m butterfly was also dominated by the Hungarians, who won the first two places. Kristof Milak grabbed the gold with 51.27, while Szebasztian Szabo took the silver with 52.16. Polish swimmer Jakub Majerski got the bronze with 52.34.

In the men's 400m free, Lithuanian swimmer Danas Rapsys was the fastest with 3:49.09, while Hungarian Kristof Milak got the silver in 3:49.80, beating Czech swimmer Jan Micka by a second (3:50.83).

Ryosuke Irie from Japan won the men's 200m backstroke in 1:56.79. Hungary's Adam Telegdy got the silver (1:58.68), while Grigory Tarasevich from Russia finished third (1:59.90).

In the final of the women's 400m freestyle, Maddy Gough from Australia won the gold medal with a time of four minutes and 10.36 seconds, followed by Kaersten Meitz from the United States with 4:12.28 and local girl Ajna Kesely (4:12.32).

In the fastest final, the men's 50m freestyle, Russian Vladimir Morozov triumphed with 21.50. The silver went to Hungarian swimmer Maxim Lobanovskij (22.18) and the bronze to Kosuke Matsui from Japan (22.26).

Hungary's Eszter Bekesi also took a silver in the women's 200m breast.

Moreover, Dutch swimmer Kira Toussaint and Arno Kammingawon the women's 50m back and men's 100m breast respectively; Swedish swimmer Michelle Coleman grabbed the gold of the women's 50m free.