Katinka Hosszu won the 200-meter individual medley Tuesday to complete a sweep of the IMs. Three golds in four days. The Iron Lady sure has made up for her previous Olympic disappointments.
The 27-year-old Hungarian came to Rio de Janeiro with five golds and nine medals overall at the world championships. Hosszu shattered the world record in the 400 IM, also claimed gold in the 100 backstroke, and held off Britain’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor to take the 200 IM.
The winning time was an Olympic-record 2 minutes, 6.58 seconds. Hosszu dropped out of the 200 butterfly during the afternoon preliminaries, wanting to put her full energy into a race that encompasses all three strokes.