24. July 2017
MOL Sponsored Swimmer Wins World Championship Bronze in Fantastic 4x100 Men’s Freestyle Relay
Team USA took gold (3:10.06 min.), the Brazilian team ended up as the second best of the competition (3:10.34 min), and apart from grabbing the World Championships bronze medal, the Hungarian relay team proved the best European team in the finals. On top of that, the Hungarian team goes down in history as the first Hungarian team to win an Olympic or World Championship medal.
Dominik Kozma, the first swimmer, shattered the Hungarian record of 48.61 seconds which he set earlier on that day and finished in 48.26 seconds, furthermore the quartet also set a new Hungarian record with a time of 3:11.99 minutes. The previous record (3:13.28 min) was also set in by the team in the semis, securing their qualification to the finals with the fifth best time.
The sold out crowd at Duna Arena made sure that the mood at the finals would be amazing; the facility nearly exploded when it became apparent that the last man on the relay, Richárd Bohus—a former alumni of the MOL Talent Support Program—had a fighting chance to bring his team home in third place. And that's exactly how the race played out, with 10 thousand supporters going wild in celebration.