Hungary is sending 17 swimmers to Barcelona for the 2013 World Championships. Hungary is coming off of a decent year after making it into 12 finals and earning 3 medals at the London Games last summer.
The men’s World Championship Team is made up of 11 2012 Olympians, featuring the former 200 breaststroke World Record holder, Dániel Gyurta. Gyurta is swimming the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke in Barcelona. The Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 IM, László Cseh, is also on the team, swimming the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, and the 200 IM.
The women’s roster features Risztov Éva, Olympic gold medalist in the open water 10k. She will be swimming the open water 10k and the 1500 freestyle. Another popular name on the roster is Katinka Hosszú. Hosszú swam for Dave Salo at the University of Southern California and was a finalist in the 200 IM and 400 IM in London last summer. She will be swimming 6 events in Barcelona. The women’s roster is considerably smaller with only 6 women, but all were on the 2012 Olympic Team.
MEN’s World Championship Roster
Gábor Balog - 200 backstroke
Péter Bernek - 50 backstroke, 200 backstroke
Bence Biczó - 200 butterfly
László Cseh - 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 IM
Csaba Gercsák – 5K, 10K, 25k
Dániel Gyurta - 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke
Gergely Gyurta - 1500 freestyle, 10K, 25k
Gergő Kis - 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1500 freestyle
Bence Pulai - 50 butterfly, 100 butterfly
Krisztián Takács - 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle
Dávid Verrasztó- 400m IM
Women’s World Championship Roster
Katinka Hosszú - 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM
Zsuzsanna Jakabos - 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM
Boglárka Kapás - 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1500 freestyle
Anna Olasz – 5K, 10K
Éva Risztov - 1500 freestyle, 10k
Evelyn Verrasztó - 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke