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Krisztina Egerszegi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKrisztina•Egerszegi
Used nameKrisztina•Egerszegi
Nick/petnamesEgér
Born16 August 1974 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements174 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsBudapesti Spartacus SC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Krisztina Egerszegi established herself as one of the greatest backstrokers in swimming history. She won a gold and silver in the two backstroke events at the 1988 Olympics when only 14 years old. In 1992, she returned to win three individual gold medals, in the 100 metre backstroke, the 200 metre backstroke, and the 400 metre individual medley. In 1996 at Atlanta, Egerszegi won her third consecutive gold medal in the 200 backstroke, making her only the second swimmer, after Dawn Fraser in the 100 free, to win the same event at three straight Olympics. She is the only female Olympic swimmer to have won five individual gold medals. At the European Championships she won three silver medals in 1989 and three gold medals in 1991 and 1993. At the 1991 World Championships, she won both backstroke events. She set two world records during her career, one each in the 100 metre and 200 metre backstroke.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN Krisztina Egerszegi
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN Krisztina Egerszegi
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
200 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN Krisztina Egerszegi
200 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Hungary 11

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