Katinka Hosszu sets world record to win 400m individual medley gold

Maya Dirado of the United States was second in 4:31.15 and Spain's Mireia Belmonte third in 4:32.39.

By: IANS | Rio De Janeiro | Published:August 7, 2016 5:42 pm
Katinka Hosszu, Katinka Hosszu Hungary, Katinka Hosszu Rio 2016 Olympics, Katinka Hosszu Rio Olympics, Katinka Hosszu swimming, swimming It was Katinka Hosszu’s first podium finish at the Games, despite having netted nine world championship medals — five of them gold. (Source: AP)

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu set a new world record to win the women’s 400 metres individual medley swimming category at the Rio Olympics.

The 27-year-old finished in four minutes 26.36 seconds on Saturday to eclipse the previous mark of 4:28.43 set by China’s Ye Shiwen at the London 2012 Games, reports Xinhua.

Maya Dirado of the United States was second in 4:31.15 and Spain’s Mireia Belmonte third in 4:32.39.

It was Hosszu’s first podium finish at the Games, despite having netted nine world championship medals — five of them gold.

In Rio, Hosszu is making her fourth appearance at an Olympic Games.

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