The Top 20 Most Significant Swimming Stories Of 2016: #20, Up On Hosszu Heights

Katinka Hosszu takes the plunge ... again - by Patrick B. Kraemer

There are 20 days left of 2016. Today, SwimVortex starts a countdown of the most significant swimming stories of Olympic Year 2016. One a day for the next 20. We start with an athlete who since 2012 has built a unique profile. There are parallels one might draw with the story of Katinka Hosszu but none come close to matching the Hungarian’s passage from world-class “in-the-mix” for medals on medley for the bulk of her international career to dominant force and specialist slayer all strokes barring breaststroke (and even there, progress from age 25 is jaw-dropping) and distances

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There are 20 days left of 2016. Today, SwimVortex starts a countdown of the most significant swimming stories of Olympic Year 2016. One a day for the next 20. We start with an athlete who since 2012 has built a unique profile. There are parallels one might draw with the story of Katinka Hosszu but none come close to matching the Hungarian’s passage from world-class “in-the-mix” for medals on medley for the bulk of her international career to dominant force and specialist slayer all strokes barring breaststroke (and even there, progress from age 25 is jaw-dropping) and distances

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aswimfan

Hosszu’s record of 7 individual golds and 2 individual silvers at SCM World Championships is going to last for a quite long time.

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