Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was once more the athlete to beat in the third leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, organised in Hong Kong (HKG) on September 29-30, 2014. Out of the 17 individual events, the Magyar athlete got 10 gold medals, an unprecedented achievement in a single meet of this competition. Among men, things were more balanced, with four victories each for Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS).
Hosszu’s golden collection in Hong Kong included wins in the 200m, 400m and 800m free, 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley. The Hungarian star, winner of the series in 2012 and 2013, was also silver medallist in the 50m free and 50m butterfly. Moreover, her triumph in the 100m backstroke in a time of 55.34 was the most valuable performance in the women’s field (994 points).