World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ágnes Kovács

Article Id: WHEBN0003097007
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ágnes Kovács  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Yuliya Yefimova, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke, Galina Prozumenshchikova, Brigitte Becue, List of Hungarian records in swimming
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

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 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]


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

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

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.