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Ladislau Koszta

Full name: Ladislau Koszta
Other name(s): László Koszta
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: October 2, 1947 in Timișoara, Timiş, Romania
Affiliations: ILSA Timișoara, Timișoara (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Romanian swimmer Ladislau Koszta specialized in the breaststroke and was the dominant national contender in this specialty during the late 1960s. Competing out of his hometown ILSA Timișoara club, he began his international career in 1965, but his most notable appearance was at the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he represented his country in the 100 and 200 m breaststroke events. In the former he was second in his opening heat, behind [Egon Henninger], but was eliminated in the semi-finals after finishing fifth. In the latter, he was fourth in his heat and his time was insufficient to qualify for the final. That same year he set a national record in the 100 m breaststroke. He received a degree in electrical engineering from Politehnica University of Timișoara in 1971, which led to his retirement from active competition. He moved to the United States in the late 1970s and eventually built a private life in New York.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Romania ROU 5 h2 r2/3
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Romania ROU 4 h4 r1/2

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Romania Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 1:09.8
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Romania Round One Heat Three 2 Q 1:10.1

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Romania Round One Heat Four 4 2:36.4 1:11.6 1 1:24.8 (7)
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