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Ágnes Kovács

Ágnes Kovács
Personal information
Full name Kovács Ágnes
National team  Hungary
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, medley
Club Budapesti Spartacus Sport Club
College team Arizona State University (USA)
Coach Mike Chasson (USA)

Ágnes Kovács (born 13 July 1981)[1] is an Olympic and national record holding former breaststroke swimmer from Hungary. She swam from Hungary at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. At the 2000 Olympics, she won the Women's 200 Breaststroke.

At the 2000 Olympics, she set the Hungary Records in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes (1:07.79 and 2:24.03). As of 2014, these records still stand.[2]

She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year four consecutive years, from 1997-2000. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014.[3]

References

  1. ^ Kovács entry at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2014-12-15.
  2. ^ (Hungarian) Kovács' bio page from her personal website (kovacsagnes.hu); retrieved 2014-12-15.
  3. ^ Kovacs' page from the International Swimming Hall of Fame website (ishof.org); retrieved 2014-12-15.
  • (Hungarian) Agnes Kovacs Forum

Awards
Preceded by
Krisztina Egerszegi
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
1997-2000
Succeeded by
Gyöngyi Likerecz
Preceded by
Michelle Smith
European Swimmer of the Year
1997 – 1998
Succeeded by
Inge de Bruijn



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