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Krisztina Egerszegi – Famous Swimmer


Full Name: Krisztina Egerszegi

Date of Birth: 16 th August, 1974

Country: Hungary

Sport involved in: Aquatics—Swimming

Achievements made:

  • Gold medalist in the 200 meter backstroke swimming event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Winner of silver medal in the 100 meter backstroke swimming event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Winner of gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke swimming event at the 1991 European LC Championships
  • Gold medal winner in the 100 meter backstroke, 200 meter backstroke and 400 meter individual medley events in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games
  • Gold medalist in the 200 meter backstroke swimming event at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics
  • Bronze medal winner in the 400 meter individual medley event in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • World record holder in the 200 meter backstroke event
  • Career: Krisztina Egerszegi participated in the 1988 Seoul Summer Games at an age of 14. in the games she won two medals—one gold and one silver. in 1991, Krisztina competed in the European LC Championships at Athens. In the championships, she won in the 200 meter backstroke swimming competition with the time of 2:06.62 seconds. This timing set the world record in the event. This world record of Krisztina is still unbroken. In 1992, she competed at the Olympics for the second time. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics , Krisztina won three gold medals in the swimming competition. Her next appearance at the Summer Games was in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games . this time she won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the Games. Krisztina holds the world record of winning five gold medals in individual swimming events. She has been inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

    Performance at the Olympics: Krisztina Egerszegi had her first appearance at the Olympic stage in the 1988 Seoul Summer Games . In the Games, she won a silver medal in the 100 meter backstroke swimming competition. Krisztina also became the winner in the 200 meter backstroke event by beating her opponent East Germans. In the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games , Krisztina won gold medals in the 100 meter backstroke, 200 meter backstroke and 400 meter individual medley events. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics , Krisztina won a bronze medal in the 400 meter individual medley event. Then she also won a gold medal in the 200meter backstroke competition. With this achievement, Krisztina became the second swimmer in history to win the same event three times.

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