Swimmers Katinka Hosszú and Dániel Gyurta both broke the world record at the 2014 FINA World Cup series, organized in Doha and Qatar over the weekend. Hosszú won the 200m IM, while Gyurta managed to dominate the 200m breaststroke on Sunday.
Katinka Hosszú, who scored three gold medals last week at the Berlin Euro Championships, winning 200m IM with a time of 2:02.13, beating her own record of 2:02.61, set earlier this week in Doha as well. According to official classification, Hosszú also won the 50m backstroke, 200m backstroke, and the 200m freestyle. Dániel Gyurta already won 200m breaststroke on Wednesday, yet he managed to improve by 19 hundreds of a second and set the world record time of 2:00.48. Gyurta broke his own record of 2:00.67, set on December 13, 2009, in Istanbul.
Several swimmers confirmed their mark on the international swimming stage, whom we will certainly hear from again at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in three months’ time. The second leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 was marked by the historic World records of the Hungarian duo, Katinka Hosszú and Dániel Gyurta.(MTI)
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