Rio 2016: Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu wins third gold in four days
- Author: Angelo Rivera Aug 11, 2016,
Aug 11, 2016, 0:58
Silver medal-winning swimmer Siobhan-Marie O'Connor has overcome a chronic bowel condition to achieve her Olympic dream.
Katie Ledecky of the United States won the women's Olympic 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday to claim her second individual gold of the Games and stay on track for a rare triple. "I have so many awesome memories of this sport and this just tops all of them in one day".
The 29-year-old from Edinburgh beat Bernadette Graf of Austria in a tense contest, securing victory with a single throw midway through.
Hosszu is the favourite for the gold medal but the young Brit has an outstanding chance of a medal and could follow in Adam Peaty's footsteps by winning gold.
The last Games that featured different winners in these two events was Barcelona 1992, when China's Lin Li won the 200m individual medley and Hungary's Krisztina Egerszegi was victorious in the eight-lap race.
Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi took bronze in 1:53.62 as Le Clos finished outside the medals in fourth in 1:54.06.
"He made me feel so much better about what I have". I've been in this position six times now and come up short.
Great Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor wins silver in the 200m individual medley as she just misses out to Katinka Hosszu. In the past I've gone out too...
"It's been an unbelievable summer". "I am trying not to cry but it is the best feeling in the world".
"I was so nervous, so afraid, what if I don't win a medal?" she said.
"It's a very emotional time for me". All the hard work they put in, it makes it worth it when you come and witness this.
"I would have been OK grabbing any color", she said. "Coming into Rio, I wanted to take it like any other meet".
"I am sure his success will inspire the next generation of students at school to strive to be the best they can be".