Katinka Hosszú is a 27-year-old Olympic swimmer from Hungary. She is nicknamed the Iron Lady, and if that’s not intimidating enough, her husband/coach Shane Tusup goes absolutely crazy during her races.
The fourth time has been the charm for Katinka when it comes to swimming at the Olympics. After failing to medal at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Games, she has been crushing the competition at Rio. She’s swam in two finals so far at the 2016 Olympics, and she’s already won two gold medals.
On Saturday, August 6, Katinka won gold in the 400 meter individual medley, shattering the world record by nearly two seconds. Her insane time of 4:26.36 was nearly five seconds ahead of second place finisher Maya DiRado of the USA. Katinka followed that unreal performance with another gold on Monday, August 8, edging out USA’s Kathleen Baker by three-tenths of a second in the 100 meter backstroke.
Katinka’s next finals will be in the 200 meter individual medley on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:29 p.m. on NBC. Get prepared for the big race by taking a look at 22 of Katinka’s hottest photos.