Our “Top of Hungary 2015″ series aims to represent fifteen episodes of the the year, which – according to our assessment – played an important role in the public, cultural or sport life of Hungary during the last twelve months. Regardless of the positive or negative aspects, we have evaluated the events separately, therefore our list reflects nothing more but the personal opinion of the editorial team.
The eleventh most important event in Hungary in 2015: Swimming phenomenon Katinka Hosszú’s line of triumphs continues
26-year-old Hungarian female swimming star Katinka Hosszú’s string of successes continued throughout 2015. Here, we have collected the three highlights of the five-times World Champion’s astonishing career last year:
In February, Hungary’s World and European Champion swimmer Katinka Hosszú has again been awarded the LEN Award for the year’s best European female swimmer, having already been awarded the recognition for 2013. With her six European Championship medals and further eight medals at the short-course World Championship last year, Ms. Hosszú came first in the vote with an enormous lead.
In August, the Hungarian swimming legend won her fourth World Champion title by breaking her first long course world record en route to becoming the repeat 200m IM world champion with a time of 2:06.12 at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, held in Kazan, Russia.
In December, her tour of success continued as she re-established her world record on 400 metre medley on the first day of the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Netanya, Israel.
Top of Hungary 2015
13. Gergely Bogányi’s Wonder Piano
14. Budapest to host World Aquatics Championships in 2017
15. Red Bull Air Race in Budapest