The Sports activities Archives – 2016 Rio Olympics Half 4: Katinka Hosszú

The rigorous involvement of ladies within the Olympics is formally sourced within the 1900s. The Paris Summer season Olympics of 1900 noticed the incorporation of ladies’s occasions in tennis and golf, and over the following century, extra sports activities started to incorporate variations for skilled feminine athletes. By 2012, all sports activities (present and future-hopefuls) are mandated to function occasions for each women and men. The (albeit gradual) integration of the Olympics over time has performed an vital position in showcasing girls’s skills and capabilities throughout athletic fields, elevating key Olympic champions like Katinka Hosszú.

Transient Biographical Historical past


The connection between Katinka and her husband/coach, Shane Tusup, is one-of-a-kind. Over the previous few years, the 2 have been a relentless supply of assist for one another.

            Born in Pécs, Hungary to Barbara Bakos and István Hosszú, Katinka picked up swimming as a younger woman demonstrating, like a lot of immediately’s Olympic rivals, a pure affinity for athletic motion and health. Her early skills in aquatics acquired teaching 201620120from László Bakos (her grandfather) till she turned 13. Within the years following her commencement from highschool, Hosszú attended (and competed on behalf of) the College of Southern California within the U.S. It was right here that she met Shane Tusup, her future husband and swim coach, throughout their freshman years.

Along with her skilled swimming profession, Hosszú has additionally been pursuing her want to open her personal swim membership together with her husband. The membership is about to open in Hungary below the title ‘Iron Aquatics’ this month.           

            Earlier Olympic Involvement

FINA Mastbank Swimming World Cup 2014 Doha

Dynamic, elegant, highly effective, limber — all phrases that may describe Hosszú’s motion by way of Olympic waters!

            Hosszú made an look within the 2012 Summer season Olympics in London, attracting consideration with a resilient efficiency and energetic aptitude. Sadly, her efficiency within the 400-meter particular person medley and the 200-meter particular person medley landed her in 4th and eightth place, thus stopping her from procuring medals. She additionally missed the 200-meter butterfly remaining competitors. This, in fact, wouldn’t dissuade her within the path to glory. With a typical set, the one path left for Hosszú was upwards. Over the following a number of years, she continued to hone her swimming capabilities in World championship and World cup collection, breaking a number of data and claiming other forms of medals within the course of.

            2016 Summer season Olympics Overview


Hosszú’s efficiency at Rio this previous yr is commendable, to say the least. For extra details about Iron Aquatics, go to the group’s web site at !

Hosszú’s final alternative at redemption within the Olympics lastly arrived in 2016, and her efficiency in Rio dramatically improved as the results of her vigorous coaching, distinctive power, and useful collaboration together with her husband and resident coach, Tusup. On the conclusion of the Olympics, Hosszú introduced dwelling 3 gold medals for the 100-meter backstroke, in addition to the 400-meter and 200-meter particular person medley. She additionally claimed a silver medal within the 200-meter backstroke with a time of two:06:05! With a grand complete of 4 medals for her efficiency in Rio, Hosszú claimed extra medals in particular person occasions than some other swimmer within the 2016 Olympics.