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Katinka Hosszú Shines at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup’s Hong Kong Meet

By Robert Velkey // 2017.10.03.

After winning three gold medals out of the gate on the first day of the Hong Kong meet of the  FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup, Hungarian Olympian and world champion Katinka Hosszú won three more the next day, bringing her total up to six golds in this leg of the competition. 

Launched in 1979, the FINA Swimming World Cup gathers world-class swimmers in a series of two-day meets organised between August and November each year. Across nine locations, the circuit is structured in clusters (Middle East, Europe and Asia) and distributes a total of prize money reaching US$ 2 million. 

The Iron Lady bagged a total of six golds at the swimming world cup in Hong Kong. On the first day, she won the women’s 50 meter backstroke, the 200 meter medley, and the 200 meter backstroke. 

And, incredibly, Hosszú managed to repeat this feat on the meet’s second day, winning the 100 meter women’s backstroke with a time of 56.20 seconds, then the 100 meter medley with 56.97 seconds, and the 400 meter medley as well, with 4:33.55 minutes.

In addition, Katinka’s latest wins come on the heels of her phenomenal wins in the FINA World Aquatics Championships that were held in Budapest this summer. Currently, the ‘Iron Lady’ is at the very pinnacle of her sport, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

The upcoming competition venues in the FINA/airweave World Cup are as follows: