The economic weekly has awarded the swimmer with the prestigious prize by consensus on Wednesday. Editor in chief Gábor Lambert said the Woman of the Year Award has been granted the first time this year, but they wanted to make a tradition out of it.
The award has been handed over to Katinka by the President of the Hungarian Swimming Federation and the vice-President of FINA, Tamás Gyárfás. The president pointed out that Katinka set nine world records in 2014 and at the short track National Championships she competed in 17 events and won 16 of them.
Katinka was also granted 2014 Top Female Swimmer of the Year award by FINA.
Replying to a question whether she takes off some time in 2015 Katinka replied: "No way! I've the momentum and the Rio Olympics only six hundred days away."