January 06, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Katinka Hosszu tore up a contract from the Hungarian Swimming Federation at a news conference Wednesday, rejecting a deal worth more than $40,000 because it would force her to do promotional work for the federation.

Hosszu, one of the world's top swimmers, has won five gold medals at world championships, including two last year in the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medleys in Kazan, Russia. She says her results merited getting the money without additional demands.

Hosszu also says she wants the Hungarian federation to provide more technical support to its athletes.

Federation president Tamas Gyarfas said officials had already complied with several of Hosszu's requests for technical upgrades and compared the conflict to a family squabble which he hoped would be solved soon.

Budapest will host 2017 world swimming championships.

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