Olympics: Hosszu wins women's 100m backstroke gold

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the women's 200m swimming individual medley heat at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 8.
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the women's 200m swimming individual medley heat at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 8.PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO - Swimming's "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszu showed her affinity towards another metal on Monday, when she mined a second gold at the Rio Olympics.

The Hungarian clocked 58.45 seconds to win the 100m backstroke - two days after winning the 400m individual medley in a world record time.

"I was relaxed," said Hosszu. "I've trained hard for four years so I could come to Rio and feel it's second nature."

American Kathleen Baker took silver (58.75sec) at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Canadian Kylie Masse claimed bronze (58.76sec).