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9th January, 2020

Hosszú voted European female athlete of the year



Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú has been voted female athlete of the year for 2019 in a poll of European sports journalists.

Hosszú won gold medals in the 200- and 400-metre medley races at the world championships in South Korea last year.

With her victory in the 400-metre contest, Hosszú became the first woman to win the same event five times.

She is also the first in the history of swimming to win the 200- and 400-metre medley events four times at world championships.

Hosszú was also voted European female athlete of the year in 2016 and 2017.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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