Swimmer Katinka Hosszú Off to Bad Start in Tokyo

  • 29 Jul 2021 9:45 AM
Swimmer Katinka Hosszú Off to Bad Start in Tokyo
Swimmer Katinka Hosszú has failed to retain her 400-metre and 200-metre medley Olympic titles, finishing fifth in the former event on Sunday and seventh in the latter on Wednesday.

“Still, nobody died,” the three-time Olympic champion said with a broad smile when she spoke to journalists on Wednesday.

She added: “I feel that I cannot quit like this. I will be there in the 200-metre backstroke event.”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed support for the swimmer in a comment on Hosszú’s Facebook page, saying “Once a champion, always a champion. Anyone in whose honour the national flag was once hoisted at the Olympics will always remain our champion”.


MTI Photo: Tamás Kovács

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