Katinka Hosszú is a three times Olympic champion Hungarian swimmer, a one-of-a-kind sports phenomenon in the history of Hungarian swimming. Hosszú made a jaw-dropping announcement yesterday affecting her career and even the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
According to Helló Magyar, Katinka Hosszú has been one of the most successful Hungarian athletes. During her career spanning decades, she won three Olympic gold medals and was long-course world champion nine times. Furthermore, she could stand on Europe’s top fifteen times. She is the owner of a Budapest-based swim school and club called Iron Swim Budapest and co-owner and captain of Team Iron, founding member of the International Swimming League.
She is also the current world record holder in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long course and short course), 400-meter individual medley (long course) and 200-meter backstroke (short course). She was the first swimmer (male or female) to hold world records in all five individual medley events. However, now she faces an unprecedented challenge in her life, affecting her career, which she talked about in a video posted on her Instagram page.
Leaders of the Hungarian swimming world have been guessing for weeks about Hosszú’s possible pregnancy. Press wrote some weeks ago that the ‘Iron Lady’ is in the fourth month, but she refused to comment on such news. That came to an end yesterday. She did not join the Hungarian national team in Tenerife for their winter training camp to prepare for participating in the Paris Summer Olympics in 2024. That was also a sign for many.
She acknowledged news about the pregnancy last night in a video uploaded on her Instagram. The father is Máté Gelencsér, who married Hosszú in the summer of 2022 (our featured image was taken at the wedding). Hosszú and her former husband and coach, Shane Tusup, divorced in 2018.
In some previous interviews, she did not hide that she would like to become a mother. She also said that her number one aim is no longer swimming. Below, you can watch the video in which she announced her baby news. In the beginning, some of her fellow swimmers praise and characterise Hosszú with just one word. The Hungarian Iron Lady concludes that list with her word: ‘mother’.
A bejegyzés megtekintése az Instagramon
Source: Helló Magyar