Hungary
Courtesy of: Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 2. AFTER a strong showing at the London Olympics that included numerous appearances in the championship finals, Hungary will look to improve on their Olympic performance at this summer's world championships with a roster of 17 men and women.

Multiple Olympic medalist Laszlo Cseh is the main star of the roster, having led the Hungarians through three Olympic Games and five world championships. Cseh took time away from the pool in the fall of 2012, but has returned with a flourish to challenge in the individual medley events in Barcelona. He'll be joined by Olympic champion Daniel Gyurta, who won the 200 breast in London. Gyurta's world record was snatched by teenager Akihiro Yamaguchi last fall, and the two will likely fight for gold alongside Great Britain's Michael Jamieson and American Kevin Cordes.

Katinka Hosszu, the queen of last year's World Cup, will race multiple times in Barcelona, as will World Cup challenger Zsuzsanna Jakabos. Hosszu won the 400 IM at the 2009 world championships and was less than a second away from a podium finish in the event at last summer's Olympics.


Two pairs of siblings are listed on the roster. Daniel Gyurta's younger brother Gergely is a rising star in the distance events and was the bronze medalist in the 1500 free at the 2012 short course world championships. Evelyn and David Verraszto both specialize in individual medley events.

Also of note on the list is reigning 10K open water Olympic champion Eva Risztov, who will race in the Barcelona port of the Mediterranean Sea during the open water events.

Roster:

Men:
Gabor Balog, Peter Bernek, Bence Biczo, Laszlo Cseh, Csaba Gercsak, Daniel Gyurta, Gergely Gyurta, Gergo Kis, Bence Pulai, Krisztian Takacs, David Verraszto.

Women:
Katinka Hosszu, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Boglarka Kapas, Anna Olasz, Eva Risztov, Evelyn Verraszto