Katinka Hosszu On 100 Medals Goal and Her Legacy In Swimming

2022 EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Katinka Hosszu, one of the greatest swimmers all-time, is getting closer to reaching the goal of 100 international medals.

As of publishing, Hosszu has won a whopping 97 medals between the World Championships, European Championships, and Olympic Games:

Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympics games 3 1 0
World Championships (LC) 9 1 5
World Championships (SC) 17 8 2
European Championships (LC) 15 6 4
European Championships (SC) 20 4 2
Total 64 20 13

With the bronze medal achieved during the first session of finals in Rome in the 800 free relay, Hosszu is now only 3 medals away from this milestone. When SwimSwam asked her what this number means to her, the nine-time World Champion explained how these medals would definitely enshrine her as the Iron Lady that she is.

Talking about her legacy in Hungarian swimming, Hosszu finds that now there is a different environment in the swimming community that leads to even greater results, which is fundamental in the light of making people celebrate professional swimmers aside from the swimming pool.

In This Story

27
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

27 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Masters swimmer
3 months ago

She been on the top for a long time. Her Florida friends wish her the.

Coco
3 months ago

We seriously counting European Short Course?

Brownish
Reply to  Coco
3 months ago

Yards are better?

Kim
Reply to  Brownish
3 months ago

Who cares about yards.

Brownish
Reply to  Kim
3 months ago

Nobody.

Brownish
Reply to  Coco
3 months ago

ESC is an international meet for the Europeans. Used to swim it before the WSC. We don’t need another tape.

seetheworldswim
Reply to  Coco
3 months ago

Europeans are a big event for us. Just because you re excluded, don’t belittle it.
For years we saw France, Italy and Russia battle out those relays there. UK since adam peaty too. These teams made the majority of worlds podium and even battled for gold in many cases. So yes, it is an important event with interest.

Also the discrimination against the 25m pool is a purely American thing. 25m is the standard pool in Europe. 95% of swimmers train in one. Its the pool where everyone competes equally since everyone has access to one. The transition to a 50m pool is something that most struggle. You only train in a 50m pool if you re lucky to… Read more »

Brownish
3 months ago

After Rio in November 2016 there was SC Nationals (open) in Hungary, a few weeks before Windsor (7G,2S). Katinka won all the races except one, the 50 free where she was DSQd because some movement on the block. There were Jakabos (won the 50 free), Verrasztó, Sebestyén, Kapás etc.
16/17.
That was her outstanding year.

NB1
3 months ago

sportsmanship is not her strength, winning is/used to be.
regardless, to the credit of her hard work, her 400 IM times may be a record for several decades

Brownish
Reply to  NB1
3 months ago

You know nothing about her personality so let’s talk about what she did/does in/for swimming. She is an icon for a bunch of young swimmers.

NB1
Reply to  Brownish
3 months ago

I read and listen to what she says, and see what she does, in the Hungarian news daily. She lives her life exposed to the public 24/7. So I do have plenty of information about her sportsmanship.

But of course you know exactly what I know for sure, you know EVERYTHING (One thing you don’t seem to know is personality vs sportsmanship. Look it up, educate yourself)

Last edited 3 months ago by NB1
Brownish
Reply to  NB1
3 months ago

Hungarian media. Try to live with it here. Dude, I didn’t want to hurt your feeling.
But now, because you call me, I’m here.
I educate my cat who’s some brain to do it. Not as you.

NB1
Reply to  Brownish
3 months ago

I forgot what we were arguing about

Brownish
Reply to  NB1
3 months ago

Nothing. This is education.

Hswimmer
3 months ago

Always respected and appreciated her work ethic. That truly comes from yourself, best wishes on reaching that goal!

Yozhik
3 months ago

Whatever Hosszu did in the pool after joining Shane Tusup was about money. Sometimes to the embarrassment level like at FINA Meet of Champions. The World Cup’s loopholes were a golden mine for them fitting perfectly their business model. But small or low level competition meets with prize money weren’t ignored as well and were also in their menu. Swimming multiple final races in one session in such meets without competition led to the Tusup’s idea of the “Iron Lady” trademark. But in fact the load was less than the load at regular practice exercises of middle level swimmer.
This couple deserves a ton of credits for commercializing the swimming. And of course the huge medal collection but many… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Yozhik
swimapologist
Reply to  Yozhik
3 months ago

Lol this is a Yozhik Special. Please, oh great one, tell us which of her World or European Championships have “almost no value” and are “like a participation ribbon.”

Virgil Hilts
Reply to  Yozhik
3 months ago

Hats off to Katinka for her durability, longevity, and overall swimming greatness.

But I agree with the amazing Yohzik that mixing Euro Short Course medals in with Olympic medals is like comparing raisins to golden delicious apples.

Brownish
Reply to  Virgil Hilts
3 months ago

I know what you mean but this is not Katinka’s fault. This is a continent and we are racing against each other in every 2 years (olympic year). This is history.

Brownish
Reply to  Yozhik
3 months ago

I missed you. But please take care, you wrote hear nice words too about Katinka 😉

Lpman
3 months ago

Get back together with Tussup!

Pavid Dopovici
3 months ago

Legend

About Aglaia Pezzato

Aglaia Pezzato

Cresce a Padova e dintorni dove inizialmente porta avanti le sue due passioni, la danza classica e il nuoto, preferendo poi quest’ultimo. Azzurrina dal 2007 al 2010 rappresenta l’Italia con la nazionale giovanile in diverse manifestazioni internazionali fino allo stop forzato per due delicati interventi chirurgici. 2014 Nel 2014 fa il suo esordio …

Read More »