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Krisztina Egerszegi

Full name: Krisztina Egerszegi
Nickname(s): Egér
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 16, 1974 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapesti Spartacus SC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Hungary HUN 11

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Swimming Hungary Final 2 1:01.56
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:02.09
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 1:00.68
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 1:00.85

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 2:09.29
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 2:11.01
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 2:07.06
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 2:07.34
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Hungary Final 1 2:07.83
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:09.18

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Hungary Final 1 4:36.54
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Four 1 QU 4:43.83
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Hungary Final 3 4:42.53
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Four 1 QU 4:43.09

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Hungary HUN Round One Heat One 3 4:10.92 1:01.05 1:01.05
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