Budapest, 2018. január 11. Hosszú Katinka háromszoros olimpiai, hétszeres világ- és tizenháromszoros Európa-bajnok úszó az M4 Sport – Év sportolója gálán a Nemzeti Színházban 2018. január 11-én. MTI Fotó: Koszticsák Szilárd

Hurdle runner Balázs Baji and world champion swimmer Katinka Hosszú have been elected Hungary’s Athletes of the Year by the country’s sports journalists.

Baji won a gold medal at the Taipei Universiade and a bronze at the London track and field world championship.

Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák

Hosszú notched up two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the FINA world swimming and aquatics championships in Budapest in July, and a total of 6 medals at the European short course swimming championships in Copenhagen later in the year.

Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák

Swimming coach Shane Tusup, who until recently worked with Katinka Hosszú, was elected coach of the year.

Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák

The women’s handball team of Győr, which won the Champions’ League for the third time in 2017, won the team category.

Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák

The prizes were awarded at a gala at the National Theatre in Budapest.

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