Hosszu Wraps Up Worlds With 400m IM Gold
Aug. 4, 2013
Trojan great Katinka Hosszu followed up her gold medal swim in the 200m IM with a resounding victory in the 400m IM on Sunday (Aug.4) during the final day of competition at the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona.
Hosszu, the 2009 world champion in the 400m IM, won her second gold in the event with a 4:30.41 wire-to-wire win, fending off silver-medal-winning Mireia Belmonte Garcia from Spain (4:31.21) and American Elizabeth Beisel (4:31.69).
In addition to her golds in both medleys, Hosszu also won bronze in the 200m fly. Hosszu's former teammate, senior Stina Gardell, finished 16th in 4:44.50.
A day earlier, recent Trojan Vladimir Morozov (Russia), the 2013 NCAA title winner in the 50y and 100y free, won silver in the 50m free with a 21.47, behind only world record holder Cesar Cielo Filho of Brazil, who touched first in 21.32. Morozov edged, among others, Nathan Adrian of the U.S., who finished fourth in 21.60. Adrian, who swam at Cal, beat Morozov in the 50y and 100y free at the Pac-12 Championships in 2011.
Morozov came back on Sunday as part of Russia's 400m medley relay, which finished fourth. Senior Dimitri Colupaev swam the anchor leg of Germany's prelim relay and helped it qualify for the final.
Former Trojan Ous Mellouli swam in the 1500m free Saturday, finishing 11th (15:07.89).