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Olympic Spotlight: Soni and Hosszu

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On the female side, USC's best two hopes for swimming gold come in Rebecca Soni and Katinka Hosszu, who will compete in a combined six events.

Hosszu_Katinka_Breaststroke.jpgHosszu graduated in the spring as a five-time NCAA champion.  Coming off three gold medals at the European Championships, the Hungarian believes the 400m IM is her best chance at the top of the podium in London.

Click here for the full story on Hosszu in the Washington Post.

Hosszu (pictured) is entered in both the 200m IM and 400m IM, so she needs to master all four strokes.  Her weakness is the breaststroke, but fortunately, the world's best breaststroker trains right next to her at USC.

"I just look at one side and there's an Olympic champion and the other side a world record-holder," Hosszu told the AP about the Trojan Swim Club.  "Sometimes I go over for training with the breaststroke group and try to work on technique.  That helps a lot."    

ESPN's Sport Science was also interested in how Soni cuts through the pool so quickly.  The 100m and 200m Olympic favorite broke it down with John Brenkus.


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