August 3, 2015 / 4:37 PM / 2 years ago

Hosszu sets 200m medley world record

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary swims to set a new World Record in the women's 200m individual medley final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu set a world record for the women’s 200 meters individual medley at the world swimming championships on Monday.

Hosszu’s time of two minutes 6.12 seconds broke the previous mark of 2:06.15 by Ariana Kukors of the United States, set at the world championships in Rome in 2009.

Reporting by Rod Gilmour; editing by Toby Davis

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