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Aug 08, 2017

Katinka Hosszú sets new world record in Berlin

Hungary's "Iron Lady" secured the fastest recorded time for the 100m IM at the Berlin World Cup swimming championships

Katinka Hosszú has set a new world record in the short course 100m IM at the Berlin World Cup swimming championships.

Proving she is the best female swimmer in the world, after scooping both the 200m and 400m IM golds at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, the 28-year-old clocked a time of 56.51 in Berlin.

The swimmer now holds 9 out of 10 of the fastest performances ever swam in the women’s 100m IM event. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom is the 8th fastest performer of all-time with a time of 57.10 from this year’s World Cup in Moscow.

Hosszú is quickly securing her place in the history books as not only the greatest Hungarian swimmer but also one of the best in the world.