The rigorous involvement of ladies within the Olympics is formally sourced within the 1900s. The Paris Summer season Olympics of 1900 noticed the incorporation of ladies’s occasions in tennis and golf, and over the subsequent century, extra sports activities started to incorporate variations for skilled feminine athletes. By 2012, all sports activities (present and future-hopefuls) are mandated to characteristic occasions for each women and men. The (albeit gradual) integration of the Olympics over time has performed an essential position in showcasing ladies’s skills and capabilities throughout athletic fields, elevating key Olympic champions like Katinka Hosszú.
Temporary Biographical Historical past
Born in Pécs, Hungary to Barbara Bakos and István Hosszú, Katinka picked up swimming as a younger lady demonstrating, like a lot of at this time’s Olympic opponents, a pure affinity for athletic motion and health. Her early skills in aquatics acquired teaching 201620120from László Bakos (her grandfather) till she turned 13. Within the years following her commencement from highschool, Hosszú attended (and competed on behalf of) the College of Southern California within the U.S. It was right here that she met Shane Tusup, her future husband and swim coach, throughout their freshman years.
Along with her skilled swimming profession, Hosszú has additionally been pursuing her want to open her personal swim membership along with her husband. The membership is ready to open in Hungary underneath the title ‘Iron Aquatics’ this month.
Earlier Olympic Involvement
Hosszú made an look within the 2012 Summer season Olympics in London, attracting consideration with a resilient efficiency and energetic aptitude. Sadly, her efficiency within the 400-meter particular person medley and the 200-meter particular person medley landed her in 4th and eightth place, thus stopping her from procuring medals. She additionally missed the 200-meter butterfly last competitors. This, after all, wouldn’t dissuade her within the path to glory. With an ordinary set, the one path left for Hosszú was upwards. Over the subsequent a number of years, she continued to hone her swimming capabilities in World championship and World cup collection, breaking a number of data and claiming different kinds of medals within the course of.
2016 Summer season Olympics Overview
Hosszú’s final alternative at redemption within the Olympics lastly arrived in 2016, and her efficiency in Rio dramatically improved as the results of her vigorous coaching, distinctive energy, and useful collaboration along with her husband and resident coach, Tusup. On the conclusion of the Olympics, Hosszú introduced residence 3 gold medals for the 100-meter backstroke, in addition to the 400-meter and 200-meter particular person medley. She additionally claimed a silver medal within the 200-meter backstroke with a time of two:06:05! With a grand complete of 4 medals for her efficiency in Rio, Hosszú claimed extra medals in particular person occasions than another swimmer within the 2016 Olympics.