The strict involvement of women in the Olympics was officially taken in the 1900s. At the Paris Summer Olympics in 1900, the incorporation of women’s events into tennis and golf took place, and over the course of the next century, several sports began to include variations for professional female athletes. In 2012, all sports (current and future hopes) are mandated to include events for both men and women. The (albeit gradual) integration of the Olympics over the years has played an important role in showcasing women’s talents and capabilities across athletic fields and elevated the most important Olympic champions like Katinka Hosszú.
Short biographical story
Katinka was born in Pécs, Hungary by Barbara Bakos and István Hosszú, and swam as a young girl who, like many of today’s Olympic competitors, demonstrated a natural affinity for athletic movement and fitness. Her early talents in aquatics received coaching 201620120 from László Bakos (her grandfather) until she turned 13. In the years after her high school graduation, Hosszú participated (and competed on behalf of) the University of Southern California in the United States. It was here that she met Shane Tusup, her future husband and swim coach, in their freshman year.
In addition to his professional swimming career, Hosszú has also pursued his desire to open his own swimming club with her husband. The club opens in Hungary under the title ‘Iron Aquatics‘ this month.
Previous Olympic involvement
Hosszú performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and attracted attention with an elastic performance and energetic flair. Unfortunately, her performance in the 400 meter individual medley and 200 meter individual medley landed her in the 4thth and 8th place, which prevents her from obtaining medals. She also missed the 200-meter butterfly last competition. This, of course, would not deter her on the road to honor. With a standard set, the only way back to Hosszú was uphill. Over the next many years, she continued to hone her swimming functions in the World Cup and World Championship Series, breaking several records and claiming other forms of medals in the process.
Overview of the 2016 Summer Olympics
Hosszu’s ultimate opportunity for redemption at the Olympics finally arrived in 2016, and her performance in Rio improved dramatically as a result of her energetic training, outstanding strength and helpful collaboration with her husband and resident coach, Tusup. At the end of the Olympics, Hosszú brought home 3 gold medals for the 100 meter spine as well as individual medley at 400 meters and 200 meters. She also claimed a silver medal in the 200 meter backstroke with a time of 2:06:05! With a total of 4 medals for her performance in Rio, Hosszú claimed more medals in individual events than any other swimmer in the 2016 Olympics.