Katinka Hosszu no-show in 200m butterfly, U.S.’ Adams, Flickinger tied for second in preliminary heats
By: Rachel Lutz
U.S. swim team co-captain Cammile Adams swam with open water in the lane to her left, as two-time Rio Olympic gold medalist Katinka Hosszu of Hungary was a no-show in the 200m butterfly preliminary heats on Tuesday afternoon.
Adams, the 2015 Worlds silver medalist in the event, raced to two minutes, 6.67 seconds to win her heat. It’s her only event at these Olympics, just as in London, and she calls it her “bread and butter” and her “baby.”
In the following heat, fellow American and Olympic rookie Hali Flickinger clocked Adam’s time exactly, another 2:06.67. Both U.S. women advance to Tuesday night’s semifinals.
The only swimmer ranked faster than the Americans is Mireia Belmonte of Spain, who raced to 2:06.64.
Hosszu likely dropped the 200m butterfly from her program because the semifinals would’ve been too close together with the 200m individual medley final, also Tuesday night. She is the world record holder in the 200m IM.