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Athletes

Kristóf
Rasovszky
HungaryHungary, HUN
Male
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 March 1997
Height
190 cm
Residence
Királyszentistván, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Education Professional, Student
Languages
English, German, Hungarian
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Obuda University: Budapest, HUN

Sport Specific Information

Club / Team
Balaton Uszo Klub: Veszprém, HUN
Name of coach
Laszlo Szokolai [club], HUN

General Interest

Awards and honours
In January 2020 he received a special recognition award from the Hungarian University Sports Federation for his contribution to open water swimming in 2019. (fisu.net 04 Jan 2020)

In 2018 and 2019 he was named Male Open Water Swimmer of the year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (m4sport.hu, 09 Jan 2020; mundodeportivo.com, 15 Feb 2019)
Milestones
He became the first Hungarian athlete to win a gold medal in open water swimming at the world championships when he won gold in the 5km event at the 2019 edition in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (hungarytoday.hu, 15 Jul 2019; szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, 13 Jul 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ujszo.com, 17 Dec 2019)
Other information
SYMBOLIC GESTURE
After he won gold in the 5km event at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, he posed for photos with Sudanese swimmer Mohamed Ibrahim, who had finished last in the event. "Anyone who competes here and finishes the distance is a champion regardless of their placement." (hungarytoday.hu, 15 Jul 2019)