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Rio Olympics: Maya DiRado holds on for bronze as Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu takes gold in 200-meter IM

Winner Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, center, second placed Britain's

Winner Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, center, second placed Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, right, and third placed United States' Maya DiRado hold up their medals after the women's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: AP / Lee Jin-man

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Iron Lady is piling up quite a medal collection in Rio.

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary claimed her third gold of the Olympics with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley on Tuesday night.

Hosszu added to her wins in the 400 IM and 100 backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 6.58 seconds.

This has been an Olympic of redemption for Hosszu, a long-time star at the world championships who always seemed to come up short on the biggest stage.

Not anymore.

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor of Britain challenged Hosszu all the way but had to settle for silver. Maya DiRado of the United States held on for the bronze.


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