Prime Minister Viktor Orbán handing over the gold medal to Katinka Hosszú at medal awards ceremony in Kazan. Photo: Kovács Anikó / MTI
"I stuck to my strategy all the way, I gave everything of myself. I got a leg cramp in the last fifty meters, I can't believe I could do it," said Katinka after the final to M4 Sport. "It was a hard eight days, not only physically, but mentally as well; one gets tired after such tough races. I was pretty upset of myself yesterday because I felt I did not give everything of myself unlike today."
Katinka made no secret about the fact that like two years ago in Barcelona she competed while having periods, but now, the pain she felt was even more intense.
"It is unbelievable that the same scenario repeated itself, but C'est la vie..."
Women's 400m IM Finals
1. Katinka Hosszú (Hungary) 4: 30.39 minutes
2. Maya Di Rado (USA) 4: 31.71
3. Emily Overholt (Canada) 4: 32.52
"For me, the most important thing was to break my personal best time. I'm happy that I touched the wall before the US swimmer, this I would not have thought to be possible before the event, I expected bronze medal. I am very happy that I won silver medal. Seto was simply unbeatable, I had no idea that he was so good; this was my best I could do today,"- said Dávid Verrasztó to the Hungarian Swimming Association Facebook page after the race.
Photo: Kovács Anikó / MTI
Men's 400m IM Finals
1. Daiya Seto (Japan) 4: 08:50
2. Verrasztó David (Hungary) + 1:40
3. Chase Kalisz (US) + 1:55
Medal Table - Final