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Katinka Hosszú triumphs in Hong Kong

admin 2014.10.01.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu matched her first-day output at the second and final day of the FINA World Cup in Hong Kong on Tuesday. The world’s best female all-around swimmer won another five events and was runner-up in a sixth, giving her a record 10 gold medals and two silvers at a single FINA World Cup meet.

Having won five golden medals on Monday, Katinka Hosszú won the 400m individual medley, 100m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 400m freestyle, 100m individual medley on Tuesday. Furthermore, she finished second to the Netherlands’ Inge Dekker in the 50m butterfly. Hosszú faced competition including Spain’s two-time Olympic medalist Mireia Belmonte, but her biggest threats from the U.S., Australia and China were not in Hong Kong. Hosszú, the reigning World champion in both individual medleys, is perhaps the closest rival to Katie Ledecky to take home female Swimmer of the Year honors.

Swimmer brothers Dániel Gyurta and Gergő Gyurta, and siblings Dávid Verrasztó and Evelyn Verrasztó also enjoyed a very successful World Cup. The five members of the Hungarian teams won altogether 25 medals, including 12 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze ones at the FINA World Cup in Hong Kong.

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