Katinka Hosszú in 2013
Iron Lady; Queen Hosszu; Katka
May 3, 1989
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
55.8 kg (123 lb)
Freestyle, Medley, Backstroke, Butterfly
University of Southern California
Katinka Hosszú (born 3 May 1989) 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.
Swimming career [ edit ]
She won her first medal at the
2004 European Short Course Championships, a bronze in 400m medley.
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.
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.
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.
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 ]
( East Germany Otto, Strauss, Sirch, Meineke) 1985:
( East Germany Strauss, König, Stellmach, Friedrich) 1987:
( East Germany Möhring, Stellmach, Strauss, Friedrich) 1989:
( East Germany Stellmach, Friedrich, Strauss, Möhring) 1991:
( Denmark Poulsen, Jensen, Puggaard, Jacobsen) 1993:
( Germany Van Almsick, Kielgass, Stellmach, Hunger) 1995:
( Germany Hase, Jung, Kielgass, Van Almsick ) 1997:
( Germany Hase, Götz, Buschschulte, Kielgass) 1999:
( Germany Van Almsick, Szalai, Stockbauer, Kielgass) 2000:
( Romania Potec, Păduraru, Diaconescu, Căslaru) 2002:
( Germany Dallmann, Ries, Stockbauer, Van Almsick) 2004:
( Spain Rouba, Caballero, Roca, Villaecija) 2006:
( Germany Dallmann, Samulski, Steffen, Liebs) 2008:
( France Manaudou, Balmy, Lazare, Popchanka) 2010:
( Hungary Mutina, Dara, Hosszú, Verrasztó) 2012:
( Italy Mizzau, Nesti, Carli, Pellegrini) 2014:
( Italy Mizzau, Pirozzi, Masini, Pellegrini)