Katie Ledecky is the most dominant woman in swimming. Actually, she’s the most dominant swimmer on the planet, regardless of her gender.
That being said, Katinka Hosszu had a dream year and is the SWIMNERD Female Swimmer of the Year!
Olympic Champion in the 100 Back, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Runner up in the 200 Back. Plus, a new World Record in the 4 IM.
Last but not least, at SC World Champs in Windsor, she was head and shoulders above the competition, winning 7 Gold (100 and 200 Back, 100 and 200 Fly, 100/200/400 IM) and 2 Silver (50 Back and 200 Free).
Plus, she got to travel all over the world. She raced a combined 517 times in the following countries:
USA, France, Spain, China, Luxembourg, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Italy, England, Monte Carlo, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Canada, and Hungary.
To recap Katinka Hosszu’s 2016:
- She became Olympic Champion 3x over,
- made tons of money; and,
- traveled the world with her husband.
That is a dream year.