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Jan 12, 2018

Katinka Hosszú and Balázs Baji named Hungary’s athletes of the year

Voted for by the country’s sports journalists, Hosszú and Baji won the prize for outstanding contributions to swimming and athletics globally

Olympic and world champion swimmer Katinka Hosszú and hurdle runner Balázs Baji have been elected Hungary’s athletes of the year.

Voted for by the country’s sports journalists, Hosszú and Baji won the prize for outstanding contributions to swimming and athletics globally.

Last year, Baji won a gold medal at the Taipei Universiade and bronze at the London track and field world championship.

Hosszú won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the FINA world championships in Budapest in July, and six medals at the European short course swimming championships in Copenhagen.

Swimming coach Shane Tusup, who has worked with Katinka Hosszú, won coach of the year prize. The women’s handball team from Győr, won the team category.

Nemanja Nikolic was also named Hungary's best footballer at the Hungarian Sport Gala.