The 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) are currently underway in Melbourne. Hungarian fans were delighted on Wednesday when Szebasztián Szabó won the bronze medal in the 50m butterfly at the short course championship.
The 26-year-old Hungarian also holds the world record in the event with a time of 21.75 seconds, tied with Brazil’s Nicholas Santos. Although Szebasztián Szabó got off to an excellent start and was first at the halfway mark, he was overtaken in the final by the South American legend and Noé Ponti of Switzerland.
Szabó is the ninth Hungarian swimmer to win a medal in the history of the short course World Championships. Only two Hungarians are competing at the FINA World Championship in Melbourne this year: Szebasztián Szabó and Zsuzsanna Jakabos. According to their coach, both are capable of winning a medal at the championship.
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