Verraszto, Darnyi, Egerszegi, Gyurta...the list of successful swimmers from Hungary is long and the first Olympic champion ever in 100m free was Alfred Hajos, who raced to gold at Athens 1896.
In Barcelona, Hungary’s national swim team will once again be represented by top athletes after showing a brilliant performance at the 2012 London Olympics. While Laszlo Cseh, Daniel Gyurta, Katinka Hosszu and Eva Risztov will lead the team to the 15th FINA World Championships, a total of 17 swimmers (eleven men) will seek to climb the podium at the Palau Sant Jordi.
Multiple Olympic medalist Laszlo Cseh is the big star of the men’s team, having participated at three Olympic Games and five world championships. Cseh is ready to challenge his rivals in the individual medley events at Barcelona 2013.
All-rounder and 2012 World Cup winner Katinka Hosszu will compete in multiple times in Barcelona, as will World Cup challenger Zsuzsanna Jakabos. Hosszu won the 400 IM at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome and was less than one second shy of climbing the podium at the London Olympics.
Eva Risztov, who stunned the aquatics community at London’s Hyde Park last summer as she won the Olympic 10K Marathon, will be the hot favorite to win gold in the open water swimming event at the Port of Barcelona (Moll de la Fusta).
Gabor Balog, Peter Bernek, Bence Biczo, Laszlo Cseh, Csaba Gercsak, Daniel Gyurta, Gergely Gyurta, Gergo Kis, Bence Pulai, Krisztian Takacs, David Verraszto.
Katinka Hosszu, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Boglarka Kapas, Anna Olasz, Eva Risztov, Evelyn Verraszto