POSTED: December 13th 2016
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Olympics: Budapest 2024 celebrates 'Iron Lady' record-breaking performance at 13th FINA World Swimming Championships

Budapest 2024's CGI images of Budapest Aquatics Center were released today in commemoration © Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024's CGI images of Budapest Aquatics Center were released today in commemoration © Budapest 2024

Budapest 2024's CGI images of Budapest Aquatics Center that will be part of their master plan © Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024's CGI images of Budapest Aquatics Center that will be part of their master plan © Budapest 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Hungary claimed seven gold medals last week and over the weekend at the 13th International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Swimming Championships in Windsor, Ontario. "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszú won all seven of Hungary's gold medals, along with two silver medals. She single-handedly propelled Hungary into second place in the medal count race.

This milestone was a first by any athlete, male or female, to win this many medals at any FINA Championships. Also, the title of 2016 FINA Female Swimmer of the Year was accepted by Hosszú. She went on to thank Windsor for the "great set-up, which allowed us to perform at our best."

As the championships came to an end, Budapest 2024 released new computer generated images (CGI) of the Budapest Aquatics Center (BAC). The aquatics venue is a part of Budapest 2024's master plan.

"It seems fitting that the CGI of the Budapest Aquatics Centre goes public just as we celebrate this extraordinary achievement by an extraordinary Hungarian athlete," expressed Chairman of Budapest 2024, Balázs Fürjes.

The state-of-the-art aquatics venue is located at Budapest's city center and can be easily reached by various public transportation.

The BAC is currently under construction as next year's FINA World Championships' flagship venue. It's nearing its final phase of completion and Fürjes is responsible for its timely finish as he is also a FINA 2017 Organizing Committee member and Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments.

He stated, "The Budapest Aquatics Centre is being completed in a record-breaking two years...making this the first Aquatics World Championships where the first record will be set on dry land, by the construction team. This will by no means be the first time that Budapest has completed a challenging project on time and to budget - all to a very high standard."

Furthermore, Budapest has enthusiasm for all things aquatic, which will result in a packed schedule for the BAC. The venue aims to become the sought-after center for the region while providing high-tech facilities for future athletes and elite swimmers.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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