Katinka Hosszú

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The native form of this personal name is Hosszú Katinka. This article uses the Western name order.
Katinka Hosszú
Hosszú Katinka 2013.jpg
Katinka Hosszú in 2013
Personal information
Full name Hosszú Katinka
Nickname(s) Iron Lady; Queen Hosszu; Katka
Nationality  Hungary
Born (1989-05-03) May 3, 1989 (age 25)
Pécs, Baranya
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55.8 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, Medley, Backstroke, Butterfly
Club Vasas SC
College team University of Southern California

Katinka Hosszú (born May 3, 1989 in Pécs, Baranya) is a female Hungarian swimmer, who has competed three times at the Summer Olympics: 2004, 2008, and 2012. She currently swims for the Vasas SC, Hungary, under head coach Shane Tusup[citation needed].

Swimming career[edit]

She won her first medal at the 2004 European Short Course Championships, a bronze in 400m medley.

At the 2009 World Championships she won two bronze medals in 200 m medley and 200 m butterfly, before becoming World Champion in 400 m medley. She was elected Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year for her achievements.

At the 2010 European Championships held in her homecountry, she won a silver medal in 400 m medley and became European Champion in 200 m butterfly, 200 m medley and as a member of the 4×200 m freestyle relay team.

Competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished fourth in the final of the Women's 400 Meter individual medley, with a time of 4:33.49.

At the 2013 World Championships, she pulled out of the 100m backstroke after qualifying second in the heats, to concentrate on the final of the 200m individual medley which she subsequently won with a time of 2:07.92.

At the 2013 World Cup she set world records in 100m IM, 200m IM and 400m IM, breaking 200m record two times and 100m record three times during the World Cup series.

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Ildikó Mincza-Nébald
Éva Risztov
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
2009
2013
Succeeded by
Natasa Dusev-Janics
Incumbent
Preceded by
Netherlands Ranomi Kromowidjojo
European Swimmer of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Records
Preceded by
United States Julia Smit
Women's 200 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)

7 August 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Netherlands Hinkelien Schreuder
Women's 100 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)

8 August 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
United States Julia Smit
Women's 400 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)

11 August 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sweden Therese Alshammar
Female World Cup Overall Winner
2012, 2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent