Zsuzsanna Jakabos dominates Women’s 200m IM heat: Day three – 2012 Columbus Grand Prix

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Zsuzsanna Jakabos dominates Women’s 200m IM heat: Day three – 2012 Columbus Grand Prix

Zsuzsanna Jakabos of Hungary dominated the qualification round of Women’s 200m Individual Medley (IM) on day three of the 2012 Columbus Grand Prix at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Sunday, March 11.
The 22-year-old Jakabos stayed prominently ahead of her challengers and spoiled their party by accomplishing the top qualification spot of the event. With her scintillating effort, she remained nearly one body length ahead of her competitor, Elaine Breeden
of Stanford Swimming and clocked an effort of 2 minutes and 14.57 seconds for top qualifying position.
Jakabos was trailed by 23-year-old Breeden, who suffered a loss of almost two seconds and reached the finishing end with a second best qualification time of 2 minutes and 16.19 seconds.
Breeden was trailed by Evelyn Verraszto of Hungary, who proved her mettle for the third finest spot of the race and made her way to the final round with an effort of 2 minutes and 16.47 seconds.
The fourth best spot of the event was accomplished by Kate E Dwelley of Stanford Swimming, who stayed 0.21 seconds slower from her former finisher and ended her swim in a time of 2 minutes and 16.68 seconds.
Subsequently, the crowd witnessed commendable struggle of North Baltimore’s Chase T Kalisz in the Men’s 200m IM. The 18-year-old Kalisz outsmarted his opponents by clocking a wonderful time of 2 minutes and 03.69 seconds. He remained 0.07 seconds ahead of
David Verraszto of Hungary, who transpired on the finishing end for second best position and submitted a time of 2 minutes and 03.76 seconds.
The Hungarian swimmer enjoyed an advantage of 0.38 seconds over Darian Townsend of Tucson Ford Deal, who concluded his race with an effort of 2 minutes and 04.14 seconds.
The fourth qualifying position was obtained by Tom Kremer of Una Peak-PC, who was just 0.11 seconds apart from his preceding swimmer and clocked a time of 2 minutes and 04.25 seconds.
Furthermore, the arena appreciated gruelling efforts of all participants in the 200m IM discipline whereas these finalists will face each other in the playoff, where the top three finishers will be awarded medals and accolades.



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