Unfortunately, yesterday didn’t turn out quite as perfect for Hungarian Olympians as the opening day in Rio. Swimmer Boglárka Kapás finished in the 4th place in 400 meter freestyle and Katinka Hosszú made it into the final of 100 meter backstroke, but most of our Olympians weren’t satisfied with their poor performance.
To sum up the 7th of August: Boglárka Kapás finished in the 4th place of the 400 meter freestyle swimming with her personal best time, which unfortunately wasn’t enough for a medal, even though she was very close to finishing in the third place. The event was won by the American Katie Ledecky, who seemed just as unstoppable as Katinka Hosszú two days ago.
Apropos, Katinka got into the final of 100 meters backstroke with the second best time but unfortunately, the rest of Hungarian swimmers didn’t feel the rhythm as much. Dominik Kozma (200 m freestyle), Péter Bernek (200 m freestyle), Anna Sztankovics (100 m breaststroke), Gábor Balog (100 m backstroke), Ajna Késely (400 m freestyle) and the 4×100 m men’s freestyle relay all dropped out.
Moreover, our table tennis players (Ádám Pattantyús, Georgina Póta, Petra Lovas), tennis players (Tímea Babos, Réka Jani), boxer Balázs Bacskai, gymnast Zsófia Kovács and shooters Renáta Tobai-Sike, Viktória Egri all had to say goodbye to the Rio Olympic Games.
Tennis Women’s Singles Round 1
Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic, 11.) – Tímea Babos 6:1, 6:2
Tennis Women’s Doubles Round 1
Tímea Babos, Réka Jani – Andreea Mitu, Raluca Olaru (Romania) 3:6, 4:6
Table Tennis Men’s Single Round 2
Li Ping (Qatar)– Ádám Pattantyús 4:0
Table Tennis Women’s Single Round 2
Ri Mjong Szun (North-Korea)–Petra Petra 4:1
Table Tennis Women’s Single Round 3
Tu Hoj-kem (Hongkong)–Póta Georgina 4:2
Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Qualification – Subdivision 2
33. Zsófia Kovács 14512 point
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Source: Daily News Hungary