Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu has made a name for herself by showing off incredible versatility, stamina, and fortitude by taking on insane meet schedules week-after-week-after-week.
On Friday, however, she took a different approach. Hosszu made a quick stop at the Austrian Short Course National Championships in Graz to swim a single race: the 1500 short course meters freestyle. The event, which is not raced for women at either the Short Course World Championships nor on the World Cup circuit, was the only Hungarian National Record that Hosszu didn’t hold coming into the day.
With a 16:04.85 in the timed final, though, she cleared a clean sweep of the Hungarian Record books. The time cut more than a minute from the old record of 17:18.73 swum by Zsanett Kovacs in October of 2013. There are 18 individual Hungarian senior records for women in short course meters, and Hosszu now holds every single one of them.
In long course, where there are 17 recognized events, Hosszu also holds over half of the national records with 9.
The swim, which won Hosszu the Austrian open title by 9 seconds, comes in a week where she called for the resignation of the president of the Hungarian Swimming Federation Tamas Gyarfas. Hosszu’s name, imprinted all over the country’s (and world’s) record books, has a long-standing feud with Gyarfas, and says that he didn’t provide Hungarian Olympians with proper training conditions or support.
The full list of Hosszu’s Hungarian National Records is below:
|50m freestyle||24.43||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||29 December 2014||Indian Ocean Meet||Saint-Paul, Réunion|
|100m freestyle||52.12||Katinka Hosszú||Hungary||27 August 2016||World Cup||Chartres, France|
|200m freestyle||1:51.18||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||7 December 2014||World Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|400m freestyle||3:58.84||Katinka Hosszú||Hungary||6 December 2015||European Championships||Netanya, Israel|
|800m freestyle||8:08.41||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||24 October 2014||World Cup||Beijing, China|
|1500m freestyle||16:04.85||Katinka Hosszú||Iron Aquatics||18 November 2016||2016 Austrian Championships||Graz, Austria|
|50m backstroke||25.96||Katinka Hosszú||Bajai SVSC||7 December 2014||World Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|100m backstroke||55.03||WR||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||4 December 2014||World Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|200m backstroke||1:59.23||WR||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||5 December 2014||World Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|50m breaststroke||30.66||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||29 December 2014||Indian Ocean Meet||Saint-Paul, Réunion|
|100m breaststroke||1:05.60||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||30 December 2014||Indian Ocean Meet||Saint-Paul, Réunion|
|200m breaststroke||2:21.81||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||2 November 201t6||Hungarian Short Course Championship||Szazhalombatta, Hungary|
|50m butterfly||25.64||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||30 December 2014||Indian Ocean Meet||Saint-Paul, Réunion|
|100m butterfly||55.71||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||19 December 2014||Vladimir Salnikov Cup||St Petersburg, Russia|
|200m butterfly||2:01.12||Katinka Hosszú||Bajai SVSC||3 December 2014||World Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|100m individual medley||56.67||WR||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||4 December 2015||European Championships||Netanya, Israel|
|200m individual medley||2:01.86||WR||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||6 December 2014||World Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|400m individual medley||4:19.46||h, WR||Katinka Hosszú||Vasas SC||2 December 2015||European Championships||Netanya, Israel|