Shane Tusup and Katinka Hosszu Begin Personal, Professional Reconcilliation

Triple Rio Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu and her coach and husband Shane Tusup have made progress in their reconciliation after hitting a rocky period late last year. 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”.

You and me against the World

Posted by Katinka Hosszu on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hosszu originally said that she would return to competition in March, but for the first time since 2014, she skipped the month’s stop of the French Golden Tour, and will likewise not race at the upcoming Hungarian National Championships this week. In an interview with Hungarian media, Hosszu revealed that after months apart, Tusup was back leading her training. She also says that she is planning to race at this summer’s European Championships, but that a 14th European title does not provide as strong of a motivation for her as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Hosszu has not set a new timeline for return to competition.

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Coach John

only time will tell if this the best for both of them… or if Shane has another public implosion

Joel Lin

Their personal matters & lives…best of luck to them. This must be very difficult for Katinka in particular. The point has nothing to do with her personal & private life, but…there’s only a season so long to monetize being an Olympic icon. She currently is one & will be perfect for brands to posture their advert campaigns around into 2020 where she could well be a repeat dominant winner in Tokyo. Asia is a hugely important market for any global brand. Another round of noisy discord will constructively end that for her. I hope that doesn’t happen. This season will pass & these opportunities will not be presented again later in life/career.


This is like a swimming soap opera.


What are the odds this is just a ploy to sell their brand?




what would they gained!? i mean.. anyone married to him would definitely need a time off. or even a divorce.


Can someone please clarify what exactly happened (or speculated) thanks.


More private than professional but nothing’s sure.


What was the reason of so long (by Hosszu/Tusup business standards) time out?
I guess that some financial agreement was added to their marriage contract that stopped divorce proceedings.


None of our business.
I wasn’t there when they sign anything 🙂


You are right – none. And I don’t really care.

Coach John

yet you asked….


I asked a Hungarian fan if he has any idea why Hosszu doesn’t compete this year. My guess was that all this “iron” stuff that forced Hosszu to compete at any meet that promised some money for easy win was interrupted because of some financial disagreement between partners of this business. I also said that I don’t really care if my supposition is accurate. Katinka Hosszu may was emotionally dramatized by internal family issues and swimming competition was the last thing she was thinking about. But this photo of happy family just a few months after wife filled for divorce suggests that the wound wasn’t deep and there are some other factors that force them to assure publicly everybody how… Read more »


I see. There has to be one safe thing in anybody’s life. First ought to be the family. The other can be your profession. In this case these are the same. What could anybody do? I think the cause of the time out is this simple.

Coach John

the article does a decent job of that….


Nothing to discuss. Half of marriages end up in divorce. I hope they make it.

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