Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the final of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU
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The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly to win gold Monday night, and then Katinka Hosszu of Hungary erased a world mark from the high-tech suit era to claim the 200 individual medley.Four world records set in the first two days of pool swimming – and all by women.Sjostrom first broke the mark set by American Dana Vollmer at the 2012 London Olympics in the semifinals Sunday. Hosszu defended her 2013 title in the 200 IM, winning in 2 minutes, 6.12 seconds. That bettered the old mark of 2:06.15 set by American Ariana Kukors at the 2009 worlds in Rome during a time when the sport was rocked by swimmers setting a slew of world records in rubber suits that were eventually banned.Peaty broke van der Burgh's 2012 world mark earlier this year to become the first man in history under 58 seconds in the event.
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