Swimming: Americans Adams, Flickinger advance in 200 fly; Hosszu no shows

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Katinka Hosszu is one of the standout stories of the Olympics, and Hungary’s “Iron Lady” shocked the swimming community on Tuesday.

This time it’s for not getting in the pool, as the gold medalist from the 400 IM and 200 backstroke did not show up for her 200m butterfly prelims.

Hosszu was the only of 28 swimmers in four heats who didn’t swim.

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia posted the best qualifying time at 2:06:64, just ahead of American swimmers Cammile Adams and Haili Flickinger. They both swam 2:06:99, just in front of Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi and Australia’s Madeline Groves.