The 27-year-old finished in four minutes 26.36 seconds on Saturday to eclipse the previous mark of 4:28.43 set by China's Ye Shiwen at the London 2012 Games, reports Xinhua.

Maya Dirado of the United States was second in 4:31.15 and Spain's Mireia Belmonte third in 4:32.39.It was Hosszu's first podium finish at the Games, despite having netted nine world championship medals,  five of them gold. In Rio, Hosszu is making her fourth appearance at an Olympic Games.

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