As Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hossu prepares for her fifth Olympics, the three-time gold medalist says her goal for Tokyo is to “enjoy the moment.” After making his Olympic debut in Athens in 2004 and competing in Beijing in 2008, he missed the stage at the 2012 London Games, surpassing all expectations.
But after four years in Rio, Hossu won three gold and one silver and secured his place as one of the best swimmers in the world.
The 32-year-old, nicknamed the “Iron Lady”, plans to compete in the 200m and 400m individual medley events in Japan, the 200m backstroke and the 200m butterfly.
“I really want to be in Tokyo and feel the Olympics without worrying too much about the final result. Stay there,” Hossu told AFP.
“I realized I wasn’t really there, I didn’t have the emotions to win a gold medal because I was immediately thinking about the next event.