Katinka Hosszu wins women`s 400m individual medley world gold

Hungary`s Katinka Hosszu completed the individual medley double on Sunday with victory in the women`s 400m final having already claimed the 200m crown.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015, 22:13 PM IST
Katinka Hosszu wins women`s 400m individual medley world gold

Kazan: Hungary`s Katinka Hosszu completed the individual medley double on Sunday with victory in the women`s 400m final having already claimed the 200m crown.

Hosszu touched the wall at four minutes, 30.29 seconds -- just under two seconds short of Ye Shiwen`s world record she had been chasing -- with Maya di Rado of the United States claiming second at 1.32secs with Emily Overholt of Canada taking bronze at 2.13.

Hosszu matched her double haul from the 2013 world championships when she also left Barcelona with both the 200 and 400m IM golds.

This is her third medal in Kazan after also taking a bronze in the 200m backstroke.