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Katinka Hosszu Narrowly Misses 100 IM World Record on Final Night at Hong Kong World Cup

The final session of the FINA Hong Kong World Cup featured some of the best swimmers in the world as Katinka Hosszu, Sarah Sjostrom and Chad Le Clos were among the winners on Sunday night in Hong Kong.

The host country also almost came away with gold medals from Kenneth To and the mixed free relay, but they had to settle for silver.

Women’s 100 Back

Katinka Hosszu and Emily Seebohm went toe to toe in the 100 back final as the latter out-muscled Seebohm with a 56.20 to her 56.71. Those two were the class of the field as they were two full seconds ahead of third place finisher Chen Jie of China at 58.69.

Women’s 100 IM

In one of the most hyped races of the night, Katinka Hosszu ran away from Sarah Sjostrom with the 100 IM win. Hosszu narrowly missed her world record with a 56.97 ahead of Sjostrom’s 58.62. Hosszu and Sjostrom have been the stars of the World Cup series so far and are two of the best female swimmers of all-time. Australia’s Emily Seebohm was third at 58.77.

Women’s 400 IM

Katinka Hosszu finished her meet in Hong Kong with a win in the 400 IM at 4:33.55. She won handily ahead of the South African duo of Jessica Whelan (4:50.24) and Kristen Straszacker (4:50.49). Hosszu was well off the world record held by Mireia Belmonte of 4:18.94.