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Oct 08, 2019

FINA Swimming World Cup held in Budapest proves huge success

Hungarian swimmers collected the most medals during the three-day event: nine gold, ten silver, and seven bronze.

The FINA Swimming World Cup held in Budapest over the weekend has proved a huge success.

The event kicked off at the Danube Arena on Friday, October 4th and lasted until Sunday, October 6th. Both Hungarian and international swimmers attended the event, with a number of local swimmers cleaning up on the medal table.

Hungarian swimmers collected the most medals during the three-day meet: nine gold, ten silver, and seven bronze.

Katinka Hosszú won gold in the 200 meters butterfly on the first day, with Kristóf Milák, who recently broke Phelps’ world record, won gold in the same event in the men’s category. Szebasztián Szabó came second. Milák also won a silver medal in the 400 meters freestyle event.

Ajna Késely won a bronze medal in the 400 meters freestyle, Ádám Telegdy in the 200 meters backstroke, and Maxim Lobanovszkij in the 50 meters freestyle.

On the second day of the competition, Katinka Hosszú won the 400 meters medley with Zsuzsanna Jakabos bagging second place. Hosszú also came third in the 100 meters backstroke. Jakabos also bagged a silver medal in the 200 meters freestyle. Bencze Biczó won the 200 meters butterfly.

Bence Szentes came second in the 50 meters backstroke race. In the 1,500 meters freestyle, Gergely Gyurta came third. In the 400 meters relay medley, Szebasztián Szabó, Nándor Németh, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, and Katinka Hosszú bagged another gold.

Finally, on the third day of the competiton, Hosszú won gold in the 200 meters medley, and Jakabos came third. Szebasztián Szabó won in the 50 meters butterfly, while Katalin Burián triumphed in the 200 meters backstroke. In the same category, Eszter Feltóthy-Szabó came third.

In the 100 meters butterfly, Jakabos won, and Evelyn Verrasztó came third. In the 400 meters medley, Dávid Verrasztó came second and Balázs Holló third.

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