Katinka Hosszu crushes world record in 400m IM win
Katinka Hosszu made up for a disappointing 2012 London Games by winning her first Olympic medal — a gold — in world record time.
The Hungarian, who is known as "The Iron Lady" for her ability to swim multiple events in a short amount of time, swam the 400-meter individual medley in four minutes, 26.36 seconds, shattering the previous world record held by China’s Ye Shiwen by a good two seconds.
Team USA’s Maya DiRado took silver with a time of 4:31.15, while Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia claimed the bronze in 4:32.39.
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Hosszu was a five-time champion at worlds who had never won an Olympic medal … until now. Though her husband/coach, Shane Tusup, may have been the happiest of all.
And the 27-year-old Hosszu, who attended USC, is also a Cavaliers fan and got to congratulate Kyrie Irving in person:
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Dreams really do come true at the Olympics.