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Berlin, Day 1: Hungarians Hosszu and Milak flying high to kick off World Cup fifth leg

It was just another day at the office in the Berlin leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup for Hungarian butterflyers Katinka Hosszu and Kristof Milak, who both took home golds in the women’s 200m and men’s 100m respectively.

Both had to battle their teammates for the victories, with Hosszu snatching hers at the touch from Zsuzsanna Jakabos and Milak from Szebasztian Szabo, who was leading at the 50 metre mark. Hosszu didn’t seem surprised by the tense finish however and enjoyed the rivalry with her compatriot.

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Hosszu looks to claim 300th win to add to her bucketful of medals in Berlin

Olympic champion and world record holder Katinka Hosszu revealed in the opening press conference of the fifth leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup that she keeps her substantial medal collection in buckets.

While Hosszu was unaware before her arrival in Berlin that this weekend could mark her 300th World Cup victory since 2012, she told reporters that she stores them in protein buckets as she doesn’t want to see them all until she ends her career.

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Berlin, Germany