Katinka Hosszu of Hungary swims in the women's 50m backstroke final during the FINA/ Airweave Swimming World Cup at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. Photo: Sport Singapore
Katinka Hosszu, nicknamed “Iron Lady”, is known as the world’s most versatile female swimmer and her consistent performance at the FINA Swimming World Cup certainly justifies so.
With the conclusion of the Singapore leg, the Hungarian took home 11 medals and now sits comfortably at the top of the women’s leaderboard with 921 points. Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson and Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen followed with 354 and 343 points respectively.
Despite safely securing the overall women’s title, Hosszu insisted that she will not be resting for the remaining two legs in Hong Kong and Japan and instead wants to continue her streak.
“I don’t think you would ever get tired of winning,” said the 27-year-old, who is fresh off her three-gold win at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
For the men’s, Russian Vladimir Morozov currently leads with 514 points, while South African Chad le Clos and German Philip Heintz are second and third with 429 and 252 points respectively.
Lionel Khoo of Singapore in action during the men's 200m breaststroke final. Photo: Sport Singapore
Singaporean fans also enjoyed a stellar performances by local swimmers Nicholle Toh and Lionel Khoo.
Toh finished third in the 200m butterfly event in 2:11.26, breaking Joscelin Yeo’s previous national mark of 2:12.45. Khoo’s fine form also helped rewrite his national records in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, which now stands at 1:00.46 and 2:11.80 respectively.