Dr. Sándor Wladár Elected Newest President of the Hungarian Swimming Federation

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The Hungarian Swimming Federation (MOSZ) recently elected their third president within a one year time span. Dr. Sándor Wladár has taken over the reigns from Gusztáv Bienerth, who was elected earlier this year following the resignation of Tamás Gyárfás.

Wladár was elected at a continuation of the Extraordinary Clearing Assembly meeting, that included negotiations to the Articles of Association. He was the sole candidate for the position and won a total of 143 favorable votes. Following his election to the presidency, Wladár announced that four-time Olympic champion Tamás Darnyi would become his presidential adviser.

The election of Wladár comes on the heels of a tumultous year for the Hungarian Swimming Federation, which saw the criticism and call for resignation of former president Gyárfás by notable athletes. Despite the criticism surrounding the MUSZ, Hungary and the MUSZ delivered a highly successful 2017 FINA World Championships under Bienerth’s leadership.

Wladár comes from a swimming background, having represented Hungary at the 1980 Moscow Games, where he won gold in the men’s 200-meter back. Additionally, he was named the Hungarian Sportsman of the Year following his performances at the European Championships.

More information can be found at the MUSZ webpage by clicking here or by visiting Inside the Games.  

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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