Biting Buttercup

As for David Popovici in men, Summer McIntosh in women – little girls. The Canadian teenager will only turn sixteen in August, but has already won a silver medal here at the Danube Arena on the first day of the World Cup with a junior world record 400 meters behind the unbeaten Katie Ledecky. And now he has won 200 butterflies, very smoothly. The third fifty was the key issue, where he overtook Chiang, who was starting at a murderous pace, and took the lead, they could no longer repel him. Winning time, 2.05.20 is another junior world record.

Kapás Boglárka was seventh in the tie, if we look at the fact that he was the defending champion, it is a forgettable result, but if he got sick and how little he could train, it is a feat for Balázs Virth’s student to reach the finals. He won the world championship 2: 06.78 three years ago, and in that time he would not have been able to get on the podium here and now. In any case, he was not sad in the mixed zone, in fact, he stated that at the end of Wednesday’s program he would enter the 4 × 200 Hungarian speed relay with Nikolett Pádár, Ajna Késely and Dóra Molnár.

There was a bit of outrage

Three TV companies arrived unexpectedly for the men’s final of the 100m freestyle, but the people of the rights-holder EBU said they could go in, but only without a camera or with a camera if they paid … The point is that there was so much national outrage in Romania nor did he broadcast David Popovici’s sensational victory in the 200 fast – Romania’s first world championship triumph in swimming – that three TVs from Bucharest ran around the World Cup to broadcast the 100 quick finals. But it’s not that simple.

In any case, Popovici did not disappoint the Romanian fans, although he had a much harder time, even in the absence of Caeleb Dressel, than we thought. Now there was no world record, neither junior nor adult, César Cielo Filho’s bearded (13-year-old) world record, 46.91 was not in danger, and even Popovici’s 47.13 age record. The guy in Bucharest seems to be a little tired already, but at least he could show that he could win not only by street lengths, but also by gritting his teeth. It was six centuries ahead of its French rivals and another week ahead of its Canadian rivals. Nándor Németh finished sixth in a rather adventurous situation.

I left one of my caps at 75 meters, ”he said in the mixed zone. “But not only did I leave it smoothly, but it gradually slipped off my head, terribly confused. But anyway, that’s not what I want to catch up with, that I missed my national peak in Tuesday night’s breakup. I was tired, I got to bed late, that was all I had now.

Along with Léon Marchand Popovici and, of course, Kristóf Milák, he is the great individual of this World Cup. The 20-year-old Frenchman, the current student of legendary American coach Pope Bob Bowman, a former Michael Phelpset groomer, had previously won the 400 mixes, finished second on 200 butterflies behind Mila, and now pulled in the 200 mixes, albeit at the cost of a serious fight. But he pulled it in. Kós Hubert was very passionate – true to his habit – paced for a long time during the world peak time, but then fell back on his chest and quickly and finished sixth completely. Which is not a bad result from a 19-year-old. His coach, Zoltán Magyarovits, also felt this production was realistic.

How much “Hubi” sprouted himself was soon revealed, as his blood sugar had dropped, he had to be put down, and he couldn’t even get out of the mixed zone.

We already knew by then that Caeleb Dressel had withdrawn from the entire World Cup, not just the 100 fast, so unfortunately the long-awaited big battle in the final of the 100 butterflies between European record holder Kristóf Milák and the American world champion will be missed on Friday.

Hungary is the eighth so far

A pleasant surprise towards the end of the day: both Hungarians advanced from the semi-finals of the 200-meter men’s back. Ádám Telegdy’s time of 1: 56.80 and fifth place were expected, but Benedek Kovács from Bendegúz had a huge individual peak of 1: 57.12, so far he was the best 1: 57.70 swimming in this year’s national championship. The 24-year-old is qualified for the eighth time.

Finally, our 4 × 200 women’s quick shifter Nikolett Pádár, Dóra Molnár, Ajna Késely, Boglárka Kapás it finished fifth in the line-up, which is a very commendable performance. Especially since Kapás finished seventh on the 200 butterflies an hour earlier.


Women’s 200m Butterfly: 1. Summer McIntosh (Canada) 2: 05.20 minutes, 2. Hali Flickinger (US) 2: 06.08, 3. Chang Yu-head (Chinese) 2: 06.32,…7. Bite Boglárka 2: 08,12.
Men & # 39; s 100 m Fast: 1. David Popovici (Romanian) 47.58 min, 2. Maxime Grousset (French) 47.64, 3. Joshua Liendo Edwards (Canada) 47.71,…6. Nándor Németh 48.13.
Women & # 39; s 50 m Back 1. Kylie Masse (Canadian) 27.31 sec, 2. Katherine Berkoff (American) 27.39, 3. Analia Pigree (French) 27.40.
Men & # 39; s 200 m Mixed Run 1. Leon Marchand (French) 1: 55.22 min, 2. Carson Foster (US) 1: 55.71, 3rd Daija Seto (Japan) 1: 56.22,…6. Hubert 1: 57.26.
Ladies & # 39; 4×200 m Relay Header 1. United States 7: 41.45 min5. Hungary (Nikolett Pádár, Dóra Molnár, Ajna Késely, Boglárka Kapás) 7: 57.90.

After Wednesday, the United States will lead the swimming medal table with 11 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals ahead of Italy (3, 1, 1) and Australia (2, 5, 1), with Hungary the 8th Kristóf Milák gold medal.

(Cover image: Hubert Kós. Photo: Patrícia Bodnár / Index)

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