Katinka Hosszu’s Voyage To Biggest Pay Day In The Pool

Katinka Hosszu (HUN): in the money after 29,050 metres of racing [photo: Patrick B. Kraemer]

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) had a tough day in Beijing today as a wav of rivals raced merciless in their own lanes with a collective eye on exploiting the fatigue of a woman who raced more than anyone else on the FINA-Arena 2013 World Cup Tour. No matter: the smile on Hosszu’s face at the end of it all was as golden as the rewards she will take home to Hungary with her -here’s the list of every race she swam on the way to a $350,000 pay day

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Katinka Hosszu (HUN) had a tough day in Beijing today as a wav of rivals raced merciless in their own lanes with a collective eye on exploiting the fatigue of a woman who raced more than anyone else on the FINA-Arena 2013 World Cup Tour. No matter: the smile on Hosszu’s face at the end of it all was as golden as the rewards she will take home to Hungary with her -here’s the list of every race she swam on the way to a $350,000 pay day

Comments

David

She also had a 31.12 NR 50 breast (bettering Agnes Kovacs’s time from 2006) in the Tokio heats that makes her the first Hungarian swimmer (or first in the world?) to hold national records in 5 different disciplines!

Markus

Interesting list of overall world cup races by Ms. Hosszu. Looking at it, I don’t know if this is funny or sad….

Craig Lord

:)… not first in the world but an amazing feat

Swimming Mom

She is absolutely amazing. Well done.

Gerusio

Swimming should be financially better rewarded. Although no fair comparison is possible, I am sure that all the hours Hosszu (and other top swimmers) put in training, travelling and racing is definetely tougher than playing eight matches or so to reach and win (800usd in) a tennis grand slam for example.
Swimming deserves more.

Gerusio

800 000usd*

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