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Hungary’s ‘Iron Lady’ Katinka Hosszú is ‘European Sportswoman of 2017’

By Fanni Kaszás // 2018.01.02.

Swimming icon Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian hero of the FINA World Cup, has been named  ‘European  Sportswoman of 2017’ by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS).

Just after being named the eleventh best European athlete of 2017 by Polish news agency PAP and now, European sports journalists hasve named her the best European sportswoman of the year.

The Hungarian swimmer, who won the title of AIPS for the second time in a row, notched up two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the FINA World Swimming and Aquatics Championships in Budapest in July 2017, and a total of 6 medals at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen later in the year.

She also won three gold medals during the 2016 Olympics. On the worldwide list, Hosszú ranks second behind US tennis player Serena Williams. Sportsman of the year was awarded to Swiss tennis champion, Roger Federer.