When the "Iron Lady" of Hungary Crushed Records and Scored Gold
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu left the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Games empty-handed, despite the fact that she's an 11-time world champion. Finally, she took home an Olympic gold medal in the 400 individual medley during the Rio Games. But that's not all she nabbed; Hosszu's 400 IM finish also broke the world record for that event, and came along with a gold in the 100m backstroke and 200m IM, and silver in the 200m backstroke. Her determination and stamina in the pool has earned her the nickname the "Iron Lady," and finally scored her some well-deserved medals. We'll bet they were worth the wait.
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