The 11th of August passed without finals and medals for the Hungarian Team in Rio2016. Swimmers Katinka Hosszú, Boglárka Kapás and László Cseh all made it into the finals of their events and sailor Zsombor Berecz surprised us with his great performance. Judoist Abigél Joó finished in the 7th place, while the women’s water polo team lost to Spain and badminton player Laura Sárosi also lost her first match.
The most pleasant surprise of yesterday was sailor Zsombor Berecz, who won one of the heats and finished in the 7th place in another in Finn division, meaning that he is currently in the 3rd place of the aggregated table. Sailing is not as much in the Hungarian news as swimming for example, but it seems like it was high time we all looked up the internet for the rules and cheered together!
“I managed to accomplish what my coach asked from me before the start. Nobody can take this victory away from me. I started out weaker in the second heat but the 7th place is also a fantastic result. This is the best of my sailing career!” said Zsombor Berecz.
It was time for the Hungarian women’s water polo team to play their second match at the Games, this time against Spain. Even though they were in the lead for some time, they lost the match by 10:11. If you only look at the result you would think that it was a very balanced match, but the truth is that after we led by 6:4, the Spanish team forged ahead with a 1:6 series and the Hungarian girls had to backtrack from this situation. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to fray out a tie.
Coach Attila Bíró summed up the match in two sentences: “We didn’t play well, we didn’t play at such a level that was needed to defeat the Spanish team. We lacked too much and made lots of mistakes.”
Fortunately it was a better day for our swimmers: Katinka Hosszú got into the final of 200 m backstroke with the best time, László Cseh made it into the final of 100 m butterfly with the 4th best time (passing Phelps) and Boglárka Kapás got into the final of 800 m freestyle with the 2nd best result.
“I wanted to finish under 2:06. I always have a goal to be after. I already said after 100 m backstroke that there are many things to be improved and this is what I’ll try to do. I didn’t really have time to celebrate my gold medals as there is one more final to go. No matter how it turns out, this Olympic Games was amazing for me” summed up Katinka.
“Beating Phelps with one hundredth is a small victory for my soul but it doesn’t mean anything. I’m happy to be in the final and I want to swim my best there, no matter what place I’ll finish in, I’ll be satisfied. I don’t have dreams that I know I can’t fulfill for sure” said Laci Cseh.
“I swam well but didn’t give in all. (…) I don’t think about catching up to Ledecky, let’s be real: the gold medal is sold out, but there are two more medals that we’ll be all fighting for. I think I’ll need at least 8:15, but maybe even less – I believe I’m able to this” said Bogi.
You can watch their finals tonight!
Women’s 78 kg judo, repechage – Abigél Joó finished in the 7th place
Men’s 100 kg judo, 1st round – Miklós Cirjenics lost to Karl-Richard Frey (Germany)
Women’s subcaliber rifle shooting, qualification – Julianna Miskolczi finished in the 22nd place, which didn’t get her into the final
Women’s individual badminton, group matches – Laura Sárosi-Sindhu V. Pusarla (India) 0:2
Men’s coxless pair rowing, final B – Béla Simon and Adrián Juhász finished in the 3rd place, which means the 9th place on the aggregated board
Women’s water polo, 2nd round – Spain-Hungary 11:10
Men’s 50 m freestyle, heats – Krisztián Takács finished in the 17th place, which didn’t get him into the semi-finals
Women’s 800 m freestyle, heats – Boglárka Kapás got into the final with the 2nd best time, while Éva Risztov didn’t make it into the final
Men’s 100 m butterfly, heats – László Cseh qualified with the 2nd best time, while Bence Pulai finished in the 26th place, which wasn’t enough for the semi-finals
Men’s 100 m butterfly, semi-finals – László Cseh 4th place
Women’s 200 m backstroke, heats – Katinka Hosszú qualified with the best time, while Réka György finished in the 22nd place and dropped out
Women’s 200 m backstroke, semi-finals – Katinka Hosszú 1st place
Men’s surf RSX – Áron Gádorfalvi daily result: 26th place
Men’s Finn sailing – Zsombor Berecz 1st and 7th place
Women’s surf RSX – Sára Cholnoky daily result: 25th place
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Source: Daily News Hungary