Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu is heading back to the site of one of her finest performances of 2014, the Hong Kong stop of the World Cup. But she says matching her medal haul from a year ago will be a tall order.
Hosszu won 10 golds in Hong Kong a year ago, powering her to big wins in both the World Cup’s cluster and the overall World Cup series.
The South China Morning Post features a short profile of Hosszu today, quoting the Hungarian sensation as saying the challenge ante would be upped for the 2015 event.
“I won 10 gold last year, but this year is a bit longer,” Hosszu said in the Post‘s story. Hosszu will reportedly swim a whopping 15 events over the two-day meet.
“I do like this pool very much and was surprised how fast I swam last year because it was in the beginning of the season,” she said. “Of course, I am hoping for a similar result because I am going to be racing a lot of events. It will be a big challenge, but I feel very excited in Hong Kong again.”
The 2015 World Cup series is being conducted in long course in preparation for the 2016 Olympics, and the new format is drawing tougher fields and making world record bonuses much more difficult to attain.
Hosszu has won the series for the past three seasons and currently leads the points. The Hong Kong stop will take place Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th.