Zsuzsanna Jakabos Posts World No. 1 200m Butterfly At Hungarian Champs

Zsuzsanna Jakabos Posts World No. 1 200m Butterfly At Hungarian Champs
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The Hungarian National Swimming Championships opened with some fast times on Wednesday night in Debrecen, Hungary, including a new world-leading mark in the women's 200m butterfly for 2017. Also contested on day one of the competition were the women's 200m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 1500m freestyle, and men's 800m freestyle.

While we have yet to find full results, we were able to find the event winners and some very loosely translated quotes (thanks, Google Translate) on the Hungarian Swimming Association's website.

Stay tuned as we will update this page as we discover more information.


The highlight of the night in Debrecen was certainly the 200m butterfly. On the women's side, Zsuzsanna Jakabos posted the fastest time in the world this year with a swift 2:06.08. Jakabos is a four-time Olympian for Hungary (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) and the 28-year-old does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In her post-race interview, Jakabos noted, "everything felt effortless," but she expects a faster time in this event down the road at the World Championships in her home country.

On the men's side, Tamás Kenderesi dropped a 1:54.89 in the men's 200m butterfly -- the third-fastest performance in the world this year. Kenderesi was the bronze medalist in this event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio with a 1:53.62, just behind Masato Sakai (1:53.40) and Michael Phelps (1:53.36).

Winners from each event are listed below.

Men
50m freestyle: Takács Krisztián (HUN) -- 22:39
800m freestyle: Gergely Gyurta (UTE) -- 7:55.85
200m backstroke: Bernek Péter (BVSC Zugló) -- 1:56.69
200m breaststroke: Gyurta Dániel (UTE) 2:09.72
200m butterfly: Tamas Kenderesi (Pecs) -- 1:54.89

Women
50m freestyle: Molnár Flóra (South Zala Waterworks) -- 25.41
1500m freestyle: Kapás Boglárka (UTE) -- 16:19.04
200m backstroke: Burián Katalin (Eger) -- 2:09.85
200m breaststroke: Vécsei Réka (Miskolc) -- 2:28.61
200m butterfly: Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) -- 2:06.08
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