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Aug 10, 2016

Rio 2016: Hungary ranked third on Olympic medal table

Hungary have so far won six Olympic medals. Four golds, a silver and a bronze

As of Wednesday morning, Hungary are ranked third on the Olympic Games medal table. The team have so far won three golds for swimming, one gold and one silver for fencing, and a further bronze medal in swimming.

Katinka Hosszu ended her long quest for Olympic gold by taking home three wins in the 400m individual medley, 200m individual medley, delivering a new Olympic record, and in the backstroke. Meanwhile, Emese Szasz bounced back from a first-match loss in London to beat Italy's twice world champion Rossella Fiamingo to win gold in the fencing category.

Tamás Kenderesi took home a bronze medal in the 200m buttefly, finishing third behind Olympic legend Michael Phelps who won his twentieth Olympic gold. Imre Geza also won silver in the men's individual épée fencing tournament, bringing Hungary's medal total to six so far.

Hungary is represented by 160 sportsmen and women at this year's summer Olymics in Rio, and the team are tipped to win a lot more medals over the course of the games.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach are scheduled to jointly visit the facility on August 19, and the prime minister is due to attend the closing ceremony.