Katinka Hosszú wins gold medal and sets new world record in 400 m IM at the closing day of FINA 17th World Championships in Budapest

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The three-time Olympic champion and title holder of the event defended her title in 400 m IM with a new world record (4:29.33). This is Hosszu’s fourth overall World Title in this event.

1. Hosszú Katinka (Hungary) 4: 29.33 minutes - World Record
2. Mireia Belmonte (Spain) 4: 32.17
3. Sydney Pickrem (Canada) 4: 32.88

Katinka Hosszú finished the World Championship by winning two gold (200 and 400 m IM) one silver (200 m back) and one bronze medals (200 m butterfly).

"I hope lots of kids watched the world championship and this two weeks inspired them, and gave them motivation so that one day they too can represent Hungary. We are a small country, but sport is a great opportunity to show ourselves," said Katinka.

Katinka also praised the fantastic atmosphere of the world championship; she is extremely pleased and proud that her foreign friends without exception, were astonished at the excellent organization of the tournament and the beauty of Budapest.

The other medal winner of the day was Dávid Verrasztó, who won silver medal in men’s 400 m IM.


1. Chase Kalisz (United States) 4: 05.90 minutes - World Record
2. Verrasztó Dávid (Hungary) 4: 08.38
3. Seto Daiya (Japan) 4: 09.14

Photo: Pozsonyi Zita

Hungary finished 9th in the medal table.

Medal Table

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