Hosszu dominated the race from the beginning, as she lead in the butterfly and opening more distance in the backstroke. She then finished solidly in the breaststroke and freestyle legs. When asked about her performance the Hungarian star had the following to say: “I didn’t want to just break the record,” she said. “I wanted to crush it”. “It’s just crazy that I’ve been able to swim two seconds faster than anyone ever, ever did,” she said. “It’s just crazy”.
As a result of her performance, Hosszu will be the heavy favorite in the 200 IM. Also, she is considered to be a real contender in her three other events: the 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. American star Maya DiRado will be chasing Katinka Hosszu two more times, in the 200 back and the 200 IM. Even though DiRado has had a standout couple of years and was the breakout star of the U.S. trials, she still has her work cut out for her while trying to catch the Hungarian star.