Hungary secure fourth gold at Fina Open Water World Juniors

Hungary, Germany and Italy have enjoyed multi-medal successes in Seychelles – FINA.

Hungarian open swimmers rounded off a brilliant Fina World Championships for their nation with a fourth gold on the third – and final – day in Seychelles.

After respective 10km victories on Saturday Bettina Fabian and David Betlehem teamed-up and were joined by individual bronze medallist Mira Szimcsak as well as countryman Arshak Hambardzumyan for the mixed 4x1500m relay event.

Given their strength they unsurprisingly dominated this event, for 14-19-year-olds, finishing in a combined time of one hour 11 minutes and 20.10 seconds.

Germany (1:12:53.30) were second and Italy (1:13:27.50) finished third.

“I did a good job and I’m proud of myself, just as I am of our whole team,” said Szimcsak. “For most of us, this is our last junior world championship relay, so we wanted to end on a high note. It’s just great.”

In the 14-16-year-old’s 4x1500m event USA (1:13:09.80) claimed gold, with Germany (1:13:21.30) and Turkey (1:13:24.00) claiming the final place on the podium.

Hungary and USA each won four gold medals in Seychelles but the European nation topped the overall medal table with a total of seven medals (four gold, and three bronze).
USA (four golds) were second, with Italy (two silver and two bronze) third.

For more details about results, head to the FINA tournament website.