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Jun 23, 2017

Katinka Hosszú nominated for ESPY award

The self-titled 'Iron Lady' is the only female nominated alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamaican Usain Bolt, Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez and Irish mixed martial arts specialist Conor McGregor

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú has been shortlisted along with five other sport stars for the Best International Athlete at this year's ESPYS.

The self-titled 'Iron Lady' is the only female nominated alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamaican Usain Bolt, Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez and Irish mixed martial arts specialist Conor McGregor.

The annual awards show is organized by ESPN, America's leading sports channel, and fans can vote online for their winner on the ESPN website. Vote here.

Hosszú will soon be taking part in the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships which will be hosted by Hungary in July.

Demand has been at its highest for events on July 24 in which three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszú will compete.

More than 21,000 tickets have so far been sold for events at the Dagály Aquatic Centre, the main venue for the championships, and almost 7,500 at the Hajós Alfréd swimming complex.

Among the ticket buyers are almost 6,000 foreigners, and events are set to be televised around the world.

The Dagály centre can accommodate 12,000 visitors and the Hajós Alfréd complex can seat 8,000. There will be seating for 1,200 for diving events at a venue on the Danube bank, for 4,000 in the City Park and for 1,300 in Balatonfured, where open water swimming events will take place.

The championships will run from July 14-30 and tickets can be purchased here.