Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu breaks with coach, prepares for Olympics alone

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-29 06:25:38|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BUDAPEST, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu, three-time Olympic champion broke with coach Arpad Petrov, and prepares for next Olympics alone, local media reported on Thursday.

"At this year's World Cup, my confidence in my coach was shaken because I felt he didn't want victory as much as I did," Katinka Hosszu explained in a statement published by Hungarian news agency MTI.

"I've been trying to overcome this feeling in recent months, but the underlying problem has persisted. During my time with him, it became clear that he can't grow up to the task," she added.

She detailed: "I expected more attention from him both professionally and humanly, so there is no going back. In the run-up to the Olympic Games, I cannot bear the burden of carrying someone on my back again."

Katinka Hosszu will compete in next week's Glasgow Short Track Championship without Petrov.

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