Katinka Hosszu wins record 10 golds in 2 days at FINA World Cup

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu matched her first-day output at the second and final day of the FINA World Cup in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

The world’s best female all-around swimmer won another five events and was runner-up in a sixth, giving her a record 10 gold medals and two silvers at a single FINA World Cup meet, according to SwimVortex.com. FINA World Cups are short-course meets (25-meter pools, as opposed to the Olympic-size 50-meter pools).

On Tuesday, Hosszu won the 400m individual medley, 100m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 400m freestyle, 100m individual medley and finished second to the Netherlands’ Inge Dekker in the 50m butterfly.

She faced competition including Spain’s two-time Olympic medalist Mireia Belmonte, but her biggest threats from the U.S., Australia and China were not in Hong Kong.

Hosszu, the reigning World champion in both individual medleys, is perhaps the closest rival to Katie Ledecky to take home female Swimmer of the Year honors.

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