Hosszu Announces Split from Tusup; Tusup Reacts With Intimate Details

Updated with Shane Tusup‘s statement.

On the day before she’s scheduled to begin competition at the 2018 Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine, California, Hungary’s triple Olympic gold medalist Katinka Hosszu announced a professional split from her coach and husband Shane Tusup.

“I would like to get ahead of the gossips, sadly Shane and I haven’t been able to resolve our personal issues, therefore we are no longer working together. I am still preparing for the upcoming competitions while looking at my options for my support team.”

Shortly after posting, Hosszu’s Facebook page, with 503,000 followers, became inaccessible. The post did not explicitly say that their personal relationship was over, just that the two are ‘no longer working together.’ A screenshot of the post is below:

Screenshot, May, 24th

In spite of previous promises to “work to change,” Tusup released a press release after Hosszu’s post on Facebook (posted in its entirety here) claiming that marital infidelity on Hosszu’s part was the reason for the relationship failing.

“At the end of November, I was completely blindsided by the sudden overnight strain on our marriage, and any hope to reconcile the marriage was completely sabatoged by Katinka continuously misleading me into believing the issues were all me and my character.”

Tusup says that Hosszu’s admission of marital infidelity came in April, after the two announced their attempts to reconcile but before a recent Instagram photo of the two together in Japan in late April, where they celebrated his birthday together on a publicity tour.

“As I look back on our ten years together, I question whether her commitment to me was real,” Tusup said. “After all the blood, sweat and tears I gave for her, dedicating my life to helping her achieve all of her childhood dreams, it now becomes apparent that I was manipulated and deceived and that our relationship was built on a lie. I truly believe she never loved me, but simply loved the way I was devoted to her.”

SwimSwam has been unable to get in touch with Hosszu to comment on Tusup’s accusations.

This is the latest in a back-and-forth year for the pair’s relationship. The two, who married in 2013, mutually announced in December of 2017 that their relationship had hit a “difficult time,”  which led to them attending a major Hungarian awards ceremony separately, and Tusup saying that he would “work to change.”

Since then, Hungarian media reported that Hosszu filed for divorce and testified against her husband in court earlier this month in a wrongful termination suit by a former Iron Aquatics coach. Those divorce proceedings were recently put on hold, however, and on Thursday morning, Hosszu posted the following image to social media of her and Tusup with the caption “you and me against the world”.

Tusup has earned a reputation for emotional outbursts on pool decks, including at a youth meet in November where he engaged in a profanity-laden shouting match with officials and meet organizers in Hungary, where he walked around the deck with both of his middle fingers in the air, according to Hungarian coach and meet organizer Ferenc Pass. He was later ordered to apologize after Hosszu testified against him in court.

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Yozhik
3 years ago

So will she swim tomorrow or she is still “looking at my options for my support team.”?

Swimming4silver
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

yea, after tusup IG post..i think there wont much swimming for her tomorrow…

Mavguy1602
3 years ago

Check out Shane’s Instagram post about it…yikes

taa
Reply to  Mavguy1602
3 years ago

can someone post the popcorn gif

M Palota
Reply to  taa
3 years ago

Kinda like a car crash on the side of the road. You really don’t want to look and you promise yourself that you won’t but…

Becky D
Reply to  taa
3 years ago

comment image

swimmomfl
Reply to  Mavguy1602
3 years ago

me me me me me I I I I I —> pretty much sums up what he is saying. Classless.

Philip
3 years ago

Shane regretting those tattoos.

Yozhik
Reply to  Philip
3 years ago

Why? It was his win too.

Klorn8d
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

He didn’t do the swimming, it was all her. It was her and only her win. Just like it was all ledecky and all phelps and all missy etc. the coach helps guide the swimmer but it’s really up to the swimmer. Any coach who sees a swimmer accomplishments as equal parts their success is a bad coach

Dee
Reply to  Klorn8d
3 years ago

The list of enormous talents who failed to reach their highs they should have after coaching changes suggests you are wrong. The relationship and understanding between athlete and coach is of paramount importance when determining the success of an athlete.

I remember Rebecca Adlington talking about this; She was pretty honest, without saying it outright, that there were women more talented than herself. One thing that always came across though, was that she believed she and Bill had a relationship, a trust and a confidence in one and other that pushed her to that level. She always said she couldn’t swim for another coach, and sure as hell when he moved on she hung up her goggles.

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iLikePsych
Reply to  Dee
3 years ago

I agree that coaches are equally important in the partnership.

However, getting back to Yozhik’s point, she can walk away and still tout everything they accomplished. Whereas, sure, he can put their success on his resume, but beyond that (e.g. showing off those tattoos) would just make it seem like he’s a has-been who can’t get past her

Teddy
Reply to  Philip
3 years ago

They’ll serve as red flags for potential mates

running start to touch backstroke flags
Reply to  Philip
3 years ago

Like everyone else? Lol. Tats are for losers… The only Tattoo anyone should get is Oly rings… the winners.

Professional Swimmer

welllllll… if you really want to go this road… once you’ve been at the olympic games you kinda wanna loose the ideia of getting the rings when you realize their the most trivial thing around

Ex Quaker
3 years ago

Shane’s latest IG post kicked up the drama about fifteen fold.

Becky D
Reply to  Ex Quaker
3 years ago

Victim card: played.

Yozhik
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

It may look like he was fired from the coaching job, but the situation can be quite an opposite: there is nothing left to squeeze out from this swimmer. And if he wants to pursue the coaching career maybe it is time to look around for something else.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

He has zero chance at a coaching career.

iLikePsych
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

Even if Katinka’s swimming career is over – which it’s not – she’s still one of the hottest European swimmer stars and presumably has a ton of partnerships ahead. Whereas what does he have going for him? Anger Management 2 with Adam Sandler?

SwimSwum
Reply to  Ex Quaker
3 years ago

The language he’s using is straight out of the playbook of someone who wants a settlement.

Yooz
3 years ago

Although Tusup as a person is quite outspoken, we can’t deny that both parties failed each other, and Katinka cheating on him is not something we should look over lightly when this comment section fills with hate towards Tusup

Ex Quaker
Reply to  Yooz
3 years ago

Credit where it’s due and blame where it’s due. I do believe that Shane is justified in receiving some criticism about the way he publicized that information. Seems petty and reactionary at best.

Cate
Reply to  Yooz
3 years ago

And you believe this why, exactly? Do you know them personally? Maybe lying, maybe not.

ITR
Reply to  Yooz
3 years ago

From what I heard (of the gossips going around in the Hungarian swimming community) Tusup wasn’t exactly clean on this matter either. But again, these are just gossips so take it with a grain of salt. We might get to hear Katinka’s side of the story soon. Also, based on just Tusup’s public behavior I’m even surprised Katinka lasted this long without looking for someone else…

Hmmm....
3 years ago

pulls up chair, pops popcorn….

Dan D.
3 years ago

This is UGLY

SwimmerDude
3 years ago

I’m sure both have made mistakes, but it definitely seems like Tusup is lashing out a little harshly

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