Hosszu Katinka FINA 2019
Photo: MTI/Kovács Tamás


30-year-old record-holder Katinka Hosszú won the 200 meters individual medley for the fourth time at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju on Monday. She is undefeated in the 200m IM.

Olympic champion Hosszú won gold in a time of 2:07.53 ahead of China’s Ye Shiwen (2:08.60) and Canadian Sydney Pickrem (2:08.70).

Hosszu Katinka FINA 2019
Photo: MTI/Kovács Tamás

She did not feel threatened during the first few rounds. She told M4Sport:

“I am concentrating on where I am now, what my last year was like. It is a good thing I did not set the world record; I like to work for it. I am working on it to go faster, but I mean, the world record is also mine.”

She possesses four long-course world titles, three l/c European titles, three short-course world and three s/c European golds and the Olympic crown in Rio – so at the majors she stands 14/14. Out of 44 World Cup races, she won 44, so at FINA and continental meets her winning count stands at 61/61.

As we reported earlier, another Hungarian talent, Kristóf Rasovszky finished fourth at the men’s 10km open water swimming at the 18th FINA World Championships:

  1. Florian Wellbrock, Germany, 1:47:55.90
  2. Marc-Antoine Olivier, France, at 0.20 seconds
  3. Rob Muffels, Germany, 1.50
  4. Kristóf Rasovszky, Hungary, 3.60 (5km open water swimming – World Champion 2019)

Women’s water polo

Hungary plays Spain for the right to go to the gold-medal final.

Source: www.m4sport.hu; www.fina.org

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