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FINA World Cup 2015: Hungary's Katinka Hosszú Clinches Four Medals On Opening Day In Tokyo

By Tamás Székely // 2015.10.28.

Hungary’s swimming phenomenon Katinka Hosszú has won two golden and two silver medals in Tokyo on the opening day of the FINA World Cup 2015.

The Hungarian star remained on course to successfully retain her fame as she picked up another two victories, starting in the 200m freestyle, where she clocked 1:56:67 to clinch gold in front of Hungarian teammate Zsuzsanna Jakabos and Leah Neale of Australia. The six-times world gold medallist Hungarian swimmer then went on to claim the 200m individual medley honours thanks to a time of 2:09.85, with American Caitlin Leverenz of the United States second and Japan’s Runa Imai third.

Katinka Husszú has won two silver medals too after double olympic champion Emily Seebohm of Australia bested her rival in the 200m backstroke, roaring back from 0.3 seconds behind the Hungarian star to seal gold, with Japan’s Natsumi Sakai holding on for bronze. The Hungarian “iron lady”, Katinka Hosszú, also claimed silver in the 800m freestyle thanks to a time of 8:42.87 with Japan’s Yukumi Moriyama topped the podium.

via MTI and fina.org photo: Anikó Kovács – MTI