Katinka Hosszu Wins 200th World Cup Gold Medal

Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won nine events at the Doha stop of the World Cup over the weekend, and with her meet-ending victory in the 400 IM Sunday, she secured the 200th World Cup gold medal of her career.

Since her debut on the World Cup circuit in 2012, Hosszu has been simply dominant. She won 39 golds in 2012, 33 in 2013, 52 in 2014, 30 in 2015 and already 46 this year—with stops in Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong still to go.

Hosszu’s golds have come in an amazing 12 different events: the 100, 200, 400 and 800 free; 50, 100 and 200 back; 100 and 200 fly; and 100, 200 and 400 IM. In other words, the only events she has never won are the 50 free, 50 fly and three breaststroke events. She has won every single World Cup race contested in the 200 IM since 2013. She also won each race of the 100 and 200 back and of the 100 IM in 2014. In 2015, she won the 400 IM at all eight meets.

Through six stops in 2016, Hosszu is undefeated in the 200 free, 400 free, 100 back and all three IMs. She also leads the overall women’s World Cup standings and has by far the highest earnings in prize money of any woman on this year’s circuit.

South Africa’s Chad le Clos has more wins than anyone else in history on the men’s side. After surpassing 100 wins earlier in this year’s series, le Clos won his 110th victory Sunday in Doha.

The World Cup resumes October 21 with the meet in Singapore.

8 Comments

8 comments

  1. Malcom X Luwambo

    yeah, shes perfectly built, just this time not out of iron but Adamentium 😀 thats incredible! congrats Hosszu (y)

    • Ary Chávez

      Obvio ? porque es la mejor ??

  2. Joe Gerig

    Shannan Coates Hawes could you share with Nathan?

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