Hungarian swimmers won a total of five medals at the European Short Course Championships in the Russian city of Kazan: Szebasztián Szabó won three gold medals in the 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle, and 50m butterfly, which even enabled him to achieve a new world record. Hubert Kós was third in the 400m medley, and Kristóf Milák came in second in the 200m butterfly.
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The 25-year-old Szabó made it to the final in the 50m butterfly on Friday with the best time (22.00 seconds) and a European record. In Saturday’s final, he started excellently and won the event with a new world record (20.72). With this, he already won his third gold medal after the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle.
On Sunday, Hubert Kós won the bronze medal in the 400 medley behind Ilia Borodin (Russia) and Alberto Razzetti (Italy).
The third Hungarian medal at the European Short Course Championships was still won on Friday by Kristóf Milák in the 200m butterfly when he finished second behind Alberto Razzetti.
Source: Nemzeti Sport
Featured image: Szebasztián Szabó in the men’s 100m freestyle preliminaries at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, postponed to 2021 due to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre on 27 July 2021. Photo by Tamás Kovács/MTI