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PM Orbán to Katinka Hosszú: “This must be what it felt like when you won the 400 medley…”

Hungary Today 2022.04.07.

This was the prime minister’s reaction when Hungarian star swimmer Katinka Hosszú personally congratulated him on his election victory.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. 

Three-time Olympic swimming champion, Katinka Hosszú, posted on Instagram that she personally congratulated Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his election victory on Sunday night.

On Sunday, Fidesz-KDNP made a landslide victory at the general elections, defeating the opposition alliance, led by Péter Márki-Zay, by a wide margin.

“This must be what it felt like when you won the 400 medley…,”

Orbán told Hosszú after the swimming legend congratulated him on his election victory.

Hosszú won the 400m individual medley at the Rio Olympics with a world record of 4:26.36 on the first day of competition, swimming more than two seconds faster than the previous world record. Orbán personally visited her at the Olympics six years ago and congratulated her on three gold medals, as she emerged the world’s best in the 200 medley and 100m backstroke, too (and claimed an additional silver in 200m backstroke).

This year, Budapest will host the World Aquatics Championships, to start on June 18, and Hosszú will also hit the starting blocks. She has won a total of 96 medals at world championships so far and is targeting 100.

featured image via Tibor Illyés/MTI

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