Olympic champion Hosszu nominated for honorary citizenship of S Hungary city
Hungary's swimming sensation Katinka Hosszu is set to be nominated for honorary citizen of the city of Baja in southern Hungary, according to the city's website.
The 27-year-old Hosszu, who has won three gold medals in four days at the Rio Summer Olympics, is being nominated for the award by Baja Mayor Robert Fercsak (Fidesz) and farm ministry state secretary Robert Zsigo, who is also an MP for the city.
Fercsak said the nomination is a token of Baja's appreciation of Hosszu's accomplishments.
The Baja city council will decide on the city awards at a future session. The awards will bestowed at a special holiday session in December.
Hosszu, the "Iron Lady", won her first Olympic gold medal by shattering the world record in the women's 400m medley on Saturday. She then went on to win the 100m backstroke on Monday before claiming victory in the 200m medley on Tuesday. She is the first woman to win three individual swimming golds since Inge de Bruin of the Netherlands at the Sydney Games in 2000.