2017 200 IM world champion (with likely more to come) Katinka Hosszu has been taking us “Inside the Forge” with her IronNetwork vlog videos for about a year now, starting at launch with the Iron Nation Anthem.
But now, she’s taking us right inside Budapest 2017 with vlogs on each day of competition. You can watch the first three videos of the 2017 World Championships series below:
In the above “pre-Worlds” episode, Hosszu talks about feeling lazy during taper, jokes around with her coach and husband Shane Tusup, and trains in the Budapest pool.
In the World Championships Day 1 episode, Hosszu discusses the concept of the “perfect race,” her emotions after the 200 IM semis, and her daily schedule and diet during Worlds.
In the day 2 episode, Hosszu shows off her 200 IM gold medal, talks about swimming in front of a home crowd, and discusses her pre-race routine before the big race. She also talks about her decision to pull out of the 100 back semifinals.
And while we’re at it, let’s take a minute to watch (or re-watch) Katinka Hosszu‘s “Iron Nation Anthem” music video. (You can see the full lyrics below.)
Who are we? We’re Iron Nation!
A girl that gives us the champion’s motivation.
You can reach the sky, who you wanna be?
What’s her name? She’s Iron Lady.
Everything stared in a small town in Hungary
She won a lot of gold medals just because she’s hungry
The first trainer never stop believin’ in her talent
Assistance, technique, time from the grandparent
Swimming in the pool for the rest of her life
School in the states, next step becomin’ a wife
Success is best when it’s shared together
Train hard and don’t matter what’s the weather
It always seems impossible until someone does it
A goal without plan is just a wish, so have it
The most beautiful couple, please make some noise
She’s on top of the word, it’s her destiny’s choice