This upset opened the way for Katinka Hosszu to write history. Had Sjostrom triumphed in the 100m fly at the FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju, she would have become the first female swimmer ever winning four straight titles in the same event.
Instead of her, the Hungarian medley queen took this distinction by adding another title to her magnificent treasury, 8th overall and 4th in a row over 200m IM (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019). She also equaled compatriot Laszlo Cseh’s feat of claiming titles at the Worlds 10 years apart: Cseh got one in 2005 and another one in 2015, while Hosszu’s first gold came in 2009.
Katinka Hosszu just keeps on winning! Here at the FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju, the 30-year-old Hungarian wins her fourth consecutive Gold in 200m Medley! #FINAGwangju2019