Katinka Hosszú

Katinka Hosszu - The Iron lady

"Every time I jump into the water, I feel like I'm coming home"

Known as the Iron Lady, Hungary's Katinka Hosszú is one of the world's most versatile swimmers. While she specialises in the individual medley, Hosszú has also won major international medals in backstroke, butterfly and freestyle.

Hosszú won three gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 200m and 400m IM as well as the 100m backstroke. Incredibly, they were her first Olympic medals despite being a veteran of four Olympic Games.

She is a seven-time world champion and a 14-time European champion in the 50m pool, and has a further 13 world and 16 European golds in the short course format.

Hosszú was the first swimmer to hold world records in all five individual medley events at the same time.

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Biography

Nickname: Iron Lady

Country: Hungary

Date of Birth: May 3, 1989

Height: 168 cm

Weight: 56 Kg

Profile

Katinka Hosszu is a Hungarian Olympian and one of the most versatile swimmers in the world. Born May 3, 1989 Hosszu was born in Pécs, and refers to herself as the “Iron Lady”. She was the first swimmer to hold world records in all five individual medley events at the same time. She holds two-thirds of the Hungarian national records. Hosszu was named FINA Swimmer of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

WORLD RECORDS

100m Individual Medley 

200m Individual Medley 

400m Individual Medley 

100m Backstroke

200m Backstoke