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József Katona

Full name: József Katona
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: September 12, 1941 in Eger, Heves, Hungary
Died: December 26, 2016 in [unknown], Unknown, South Africa
Affiliations: Eger SE, Eger (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Swimming

Biography

The top Hungarian distance swimmer of his age, Katona earned his first success at the 1958 Europeans, winning a silver in the 1,500 m freestyle and a bronze in the 4 x 200 m relay. Four years later, he upgraded to gold in the 1,500 m, his greatest international success. At the Olympics, he managed to reach the final of his best event, the 1,500 m, twice, placing 5th (1960) and 8th (1964). He also won 13 Hungarian titles in the freestyle events. In addition to his swimming exploits, Katona was also a national level water polo player, being selected for the national team 17 times. With Egri VK, he won the national cup in 1972, beating Ferencváros in the final. Katona later became a physical education teacher, and also remained involved with the Egri swimming club, eventually becoming its president.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 h2 r1/2
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 5
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 5 h2 r1/2
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 h5 r1/2
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 8
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 6 h2 r1/2

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Two 2 4:29.5 1:02.6 2 2:09.9 2 3:19.4 2 1:07.3 (2) 1:09.5 (2) 1:10.1 (4)
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Five 2 4:24.7 1:02.0 4 2:08.0 2 3:15.6 2 1:06.0 (2) 1:07.6 (2) 1:09.1 (=2)

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Hungary Final 5 17:43.7 1:03.8 (5) 2:14.0 (=4) 3:25.3 (6) 4:37.4 (6) 5:48.8 (6) 7:00.8 (6) 8:12.0 (6) 9:24.1 (6) 10:36.3 (6) 11:47.7 (5) 12:59.8 (5) 14:12.0 (5) 15:24.0 (5) 16:35.1 (5) 1:10.2 (6) / 1:11.3 (6) 1:12.1 (8) / 1:11.4 (6) 1:12.0 (7) / 1:11.2 (5) 1:12.1 (=5) / 1:12.2 (5) 1:11.4 (5) / 1:12.1 (6) 1:12.2 (6) / 1:12.0 (4) 1:11.1 (4) / 1:08.6 (5)
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Four 2 Q 17:53.5 1:04.3 (1) 2:14.5 (1) 3:25.2 (2) 4:36.8 (2) 5:48.4 (2) 7:01.3 (2) 8:14.0 (2) 9:26.9 (2) 10:40.0 (2) 11:52.8 (2) 13:06.9 (=2) 14:20.1 (2) 15:33.7 (2) 16:45.5 (3) 1:10.2 (2) / 1:10.7 (3) 1:11.6 (3) / 1:11.6 (2) 1:12.9 (3) / 1:12.7 (3) 1:12.9 (3) / 1:13.1 (=2) 1:12.8 (=1) / 1:14.1 (3) 1:13.2 (3) / 1:13.6 (3) 1:11.8 (2) / 1:08.0 (1)
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Hungary Final 8 17:30.8 1:05.4 (8) 2:14.6 (8) 3:24.5 (8) 4:34.8 (8) 5:45.2 (8) 6:55.8 (8) 8:06.2 (8) 9:16.5 (8) 10:27.2 (8) 11:38.8 (8) 12:49.7 (8) 14:00.9 (8) 15:11.7 (8) 16:22.7 (8) 1:09.2 (7) / 1:09.9 (8) 1:10.3 (8) / 1:10.4 (8) 1:10.6 (8) / 1:10.4 (8) 1:10.3 (7) / 1:10.7 (7) 1:11.6 (7) / 1:10.9 (6) 1:11.2 (7) / 1:10.8 (=5) 1:11.0 (5) / 1:08.1 (3)
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Hungary Round One Heat One 2 Q 17:33.5 1:05.2 (4) 2:14.4 (=1) 3:23.7 (1) 4:33.5 (1) 5:43.5 (2) 6:54.1 (2) 8:05.3 (2) 9:16.2 (2) 10:27.4 (2) 11:38.8 (2) 12:50.0 (2) 14:01.6 (2) 15:12.8 (2) 16:24.3 (2) 1:09.2 (2) / 1:09.3 (2) 1:09.8 (=2) / 1:10.0 (2) 1:10.6 (2) / 1:11.2 (2) 1:10.9 (2) / 1:11.2 (2) 1:11.4 (2) / 1:11.2 (2) 1:11.6 (2) / 1:11.2 (2) 1:11.5 (2) / 1:09.2 (2)

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Hungary HUN Round One Heat Two 5 2:07.6 8:32.6 5
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Hungary HUN Round One Heat Two 6 2:05.5 8:24.4 6
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