Monday, January 20, 2020 | ePaper

Peaty, Hosszu extend dominance at World Swim Championships

  • Print


AP, Gwangju :
Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the World Swimming Championships on Monday night. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also added more gold to her collection.
Peaty claimed the title in 57.14 seconds, a night after he became the first man to break 57 seconds in the semifinals. The British swimmer was under his own world-record pace at the turn before coming home a full body-length in front and 1.32 seconds ahead of teammate James Wilby.
In the semis, Peaty was timed in 56.88. He's also the current Olympic champion.
"That'll fuel me for next year because I know how bad I want to clear 56 even faster now," Peaty said. "I know exactly how to do it but I've obviously run out of opportunities here."
Wilby touched in 58.46. Yan Zibei of China was third in 58.63.
Hosszu extended her dominance in the women's 200 individual medley, claiming her record fourth title. That's the same number of times she's won the 400 IM.
"It might seem just another gold medal but for me it's really special to be here and be able to win," said Hosszu, who last year filed for divorce from her husband and training partner. "It's been a tough journey."
Nicknamed "The Iron Lady" for her relentless workload, Hosszu won in 2 minutes, 7.53 seconds.
Ye Shiwen of China finished 1.07 seconds back in second. Sydney Pickrem of Canada took bronze.
Canada's Margaret MacNeil, a 19-year-old competing in her biggest international meet so far, upset Sarah Sjostrom in the women's 100 butterfly, an event the Swede had won four times.
"I was really hoping just to get on the podium," MacNeil said, "but getting a gold is just unbelievable."
Sjostrom took it out strong, dipping under her world-record pace on the first lap, while MacNeil was in fifth.
But MacNeil roared back with the fastest closing lap - 29.06 - of the eight-woman final and touched first in 55.83.
Sjostrom was second in 56.22, denied a record fifth title in the 100 fly. Emma McKeon of Australia earned bronze in 56.61.
"Obviously, I would be more happy with a gold medal," Sjostrom said.

More News For this Category

Soma, Mahi reach final in Federation Cup TT

Sonom Sultana Soma of Abahani and Nourin Sultana Mahi of Bangladesh Amy reached women's singles final of the Federation Cup Ranking Table Tennis (TT) tournament winning their respective semifinal matches

Immaculate Federer reaches Australian Open second round in style

Immaculate Federer reaches Australian Open second round in style

AFP, Melbourne :Roger Federer swatted aside Steve Johnson to race into the Australian Open second round Monday as he kickstarted his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title in immaculate

National Women's Handball final today

Bangladesh Ansar will take on Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) in the final of Bangabandhu 30th National Women's Handball Championship scheduled to be held todayat Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali

Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha perform in the Gala at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ontario on Sunday.

Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha perform in the Gala at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ontario on Sunday.

Gauff, 15, stuns Venus again in first-round upset

Gauff, 15, stuns Venus again in first-round upset

Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff said she's on "a mission to be the greatest" on Monday after stunning veteran Venus Williams once again in the first round of a Grand Slam.The

Pollard's four wickets in vain as 2nd T20I against Ireland abandoned

Pollard's four wickets in vain as 2nd T20I against Ireland abandoned

AFP, Basseterre :Captain Kieron Pollard produced the best bowling spell by a West Indian in Twenty20 International cricket on Saturday before rain forced the second match of a three-game series

'Not fit' Haaland bags 20-minute hat-trick on Dortmund debut

'Not fit' Haaland bags 20-minute hat-trick on Dortmund debut

AFP, Berlin :Norwegian rising star Erling Braut Haaland came off the bench to claim a hat-trick inside 20 minutes on his Borussia Dortmund debut and inspire a 5-3 comeback win

Saudi Arabia, Australia enter semis at AFC U23 Champs

A late goal gifted Saudi Arabia a 1-0 win over Thailand in the last eight round at 2020 AFC U23 Championships Saturday. On the same day, with a goal in

Members of Group Skyliners of the United States pose on the podium after winning the 16th Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy synchronized skating competition in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday.

Members of Group Skyliners of the United States pose on the podium after winning the 16th Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy synchronized skating competition in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday.

Seychelles face Mauritius in do or die match today

Seychelles will take on Mauritius in their must win group B last match of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football tournament scheduled to be held today (Monday) at Bangabandhu National