Kristof Milak Leads 13-Strong Hungary Team On European SC Debut; Hosszu And Kapas Absent

Jul 26, 2021; Tokyo, Japan; Kristof Milak (HUN) in the men's 200m butterfly heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Kristof Milak: Photo Courtesy: Robert Hanashiro: USA Today Sports

Olympic 200 fly champion Kristof Milak will spearhead a Hungary squad of 13 at the European Short-Course Championships which are being held next week in Kazan, Russia.

Milak will compete at the continental 25m meet for the first time and is joined by fellow Tokyo Olympians Ajna Kesely, Katalin Burián, Szebasztián Szabó, Nándor  Németh and Hubert Kós in a squad comprising eight women and five men.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos, who competed at her fifth Games in Japan and won the first of 10 European short-course medals with bronze in the 400IM in Trieste back in 2005, is also on the team.

However, neither Katinka Hosszu nor Boglarka Kapas will travel to Kazan for the championships that run from 2-7  November.

The team will also feature a number of emerging swimmers who raced at the European Junior Championships earlier this year.

Women

Katalin Burián (100-200m back)

Bettina Fabian (200-400-800-1500m free, 200IM)

Zsuzsanna Jakabos (200m butterfly, 200-400IM)

Ajna Kesely (200-400-800m free)

Viktória Mihályvári-Farkas (200-400-1500m free, 200-400IM)

Nikolett Pádár (50-100-200-400m fast, 100IM)

Eszter Szabó-Feltóthy (50-100-200m back, 200-400IM)

Panna Ugrai (50-200m free, 50-100-200m back, 100-200IM)

Men

David Betlehem (400-800-1500m free)

Hubert Kós (200m back, 100-200m butterfly, 200-400IM)

Kristóf Milák (100-200m free, 50m back, 100-200m butterfly)

Nándor Németh (100m free)

Szebasztián Szabó (50-100m free, 50-100m butterfly)

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