Hosszu, Cseh Head 31-Member Hungarian European Champs Roster

The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu is one of the big stars on the Hungarian team that was announced today for the European Championships in London next month. Hosszu is the world record holder in the 200 IM in long course as well as in the short course 100 back, 200 back, 100 IM, 200 IM, and 400 IM. She’ll look to make a statement in London before she competes on the ultimate stage in Rio.

Laszlo Cseh is the biggest name on the men’s side, a seven-time Hungarian record holder in long course. He’s put up the world’s #5 time in the 100 fly and #3 time in the 200 fly so far this year.

Notably, Daniel Gyurta, the 2nd-fastest 200 breaststroker in history, is not among the top Hungarians competing at the European Championships. He’ll instead focus on his preparations for Rio.

FULL ROSTER

MEN

Gábor Balog
Péter Bernek
Bence Biczó
Richárd Bohus
László Cseh
Gábor Financsek
Dávid Földházi
Benjámin Grátz
Gergely Gyurta
Péter Holoda
Dávid Horváth
Tamás Kenderesi
Gergő Kis
Dominik Kozma
Bence Pulai
Kristóf Rasovszky
Krisztián Takács
Ádám Telegdy
Dávid Verrasztó
Balázs Zámbó

WOMEN
Kata Burján
Réka György
Katinka Hosszú
Zsuzsanna Jakabos
Adél Juhász
Boglárka Kapás
Ajna Késely
Éva Risztov
Dalma Sebestyén
Liliána Szilágyi
Evelyn Verrasztó

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bobo gigi

Eva Ristov? I didn’t know she was still in action. Her name reminds me of huge intense battles with Yana Klochkova in 2002/2003. Other thing: too bad swimswam has changed its comment’s system. If you don’t see many comments from my part in the future, it will be because of that change. Today it works so I take the opportunity to write a comment. But I have a problem with JavaScript only on swimswam which seriously bothers the navigation for several months. So to keep a correct navigation I need to block Java Script on the website. Problem: if I block JavaScript I can’t have access to that new comment’s system, unlike the previous. If my problem is back, it… Read more »

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Risztov won gold at the 2012 Olympics in open water swimming.

Kim

She did win gold in London in Open Water swimming, but yes, she did stop her career for a couple of years and when came back.

István

This former refugee from Communist tyranny who returned to Hungary after living 50 years in the Unites States finds it hard to find words to express the admiration for Katinka Hosszu and her accomplishments. We have not seen anyone as talented and as dedicated as Katinka since Krisztina Egerszegi who was the greatest Hungarian swimmer 25 years ago.
My joy and admiration for Katinka is diminished by my sadness for the shabby treatment of her by the Hungarian Government, the Hungarian Swimming Association and a large part of Hungarian public because she refuses to be the slave of old Communist era types who would rather destroy the best of Hungary’s Olympic hope than to let her be herself.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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