Richard Nagy is a Slovakian distance freestyle and medley specialist.
Nagy has been a regular on the Slovakian team since 2008 when he made his first appearance for his country at the European Junior Championships finishing 6th in the 400 meter individual medley. In 2011 he made his first senior appearance at the World Cup in Berlin and the European Short Course Championships, swimming the 1,500 meter freestyle at both events. He made his World Championship debut in Barcelona in 2013. At 20 years old he finished 19th, 20th and 21st in the 800, 1,500 and 400 meter freestyle.
2015 World Championships
At his second World Championships, Nagy finished 13th in the 1,500 meter freestyle in 15:04.03, 18th in the 800 meter freestyle in 7:55.31 and 32nd in the 400 meter freestyle in 3:51.63 – all of which were best times. His best finish came in the 400 meter individual medley when he placed 12th in 4:16.37.
2016 Rio Olympic Games
Just after winning his first international medal, a silver in the 400 meter individual medley at the European Championships, Nagy made his Olympic debut in Rio. The 23-year-old just missed a spot in the final of the 400 meter individual medley. He finished 9th in the final in a new best time of 4:13. 87. In the 1,500 meter freestyle, Nag finished 34th in 15:26.48. Nagy also swam in the 10 kilometer open water event where he finished 20th.
2017 World Championships
Nagy made his first World Championship final in Budapest, the city where he was born. In the 400 meter individual medley he finished 8th in 4:16.33 after swimming a 4:15.69 to qualify. He also swam the 200 meter individual medley, finishing 24th in a best time of 2:01.78 and the 400 and 800 meter freestyle finishing 24th and 20th respectively.