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HungaryHungary, HUN


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 December 1985
188 cm
Wife Diana
Halasztelek, HUN
Athlete, Student
Hungarian, English
Higher education
Industrial Engineering - Budapest University of Technology and Economics : Hungary

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
His mother wanted him to be safe around the swimming pool at his primary school.
Club / Team
BVSC-Zuglo: Hungary
Name of coach
Zsolt Plaganyi [club], HUN; Csaba Sos [national], HUN

General Interest

Lacika, Laci (, 25 Jul 2012;, 19 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three silver medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (, 05 Dec 2016)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Tamas Darnyi. (, 2011)
He had a spinal problem prior to the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (, 13 Nov 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He shaves his head before races. (, 08 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named Male Swimmer of the Year at the 2015 European Swimming League [LEN] Awards. (, 07 Jan 2016)

In 2008 he received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. (, 28 Aug 2008)

He was named 2006 Male Athlete of the Year in Hungary. (, 18 Dec 2006)
At the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, he became the first male swimmer to win a medal at seven editions of the world championships. He then won silver in the 200m butterfly at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, to extend his own record to eight. He also made history at the 2015 World Championships by becoming the first male swimmer to claim medals in all three distances in butterfly at a single edition of the championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2018;, 27 Jul 2017;, 26 Jul 2017;, 08 Aug 2015)
Famous relatives
His father Laszlo Cseh Sr. represented Hungary in swimming at the Olympic Games in 1968 and 1972. (, 2011)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 09 Aug 2018)
Other information
After the world championships in 2019 he decided to change his training with coach Zsolt Plaganyi to focus on the 200m individual medley for the 2020 season. "I'm not saying no to the butterfly entirely, I'll see how I go at the national championships in early 2020, but it looks like the 200m individual medley is my main event." (, 21 Nov 2019)

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