Triple for Hosszu
Hungary\'s Katinka Hosszu has won her third Olympic gold medal in four days on Tuesday with victory in the women\'s 200m individual medley.
Rio de Janeiro: Hungary's Katinka Hosszu has won her third Olympic gold medal in four days on Tuesday with victory in the women's 200m individual medley. The 27-year-old, who set an Olympic record of two minutes, 6.58 seconds, had already won the 400 individual medley on Saturday and 100 backstroke on Monday.
Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor takes silver in 2:06.88. Bronze went to American Maya Dirado in 2:08.79. She was yet again cheered on by her husband and coach, Shane Tusup, who has raised eyebrows with his wild celebrations as well as his questionable coaching methods.
Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor took the silver medal with Maya DiRado of the United States winning the bronze. Hosszu, who withdrew from the 200m butterfly earlier on Tuesday to prepare for the evening race, is entered in one more individual event and could equal the women's record of four solo swimming golds at a single Games set by East Germany's Kristin Otto in 1988.
US’ Katie Ledecky captured her second gold medal of the Games after holding off a brave charge from Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom in an absorbing women's 200m freestyle final. The American phenom, who won the 400m title with a stunning world record on day two, clocked 1:53.73 to win by 0.35 seconds from Sjostrom with Australia's Emma Mckeon taking bronze in 1:54.92.