Laszlo Cseh & Katinka Hosszu Among Quartet Heading To Fifth Olympics As Hungary Squad Is Named

Laszlo Cseh; Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

Laszlo Cseh, Katinka Hosszu, Evelyn Verraszto and Zsuzsanna Jakabos are headed for their fifth Olympics after being named in a 38-strong Hungary team for Tokyo, 17 years after their debuts at Athens 2004.

Cseh, who at 35 was the second-oldest man at last month’s European Championships behind only Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski, won 400IM bronze in the Greek capital.


Michael Phelps beams across the lanes to Laszlo Cseh after both tie for silver with Chad Le Clos in the 100m butterfly won by Joe Schooling at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Photo Courtesy: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Since then he has claimed a further four silvers and one bronze medal across three Games, the last being at Rio 2016 where he shared a historic silver with Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos in the 100 fly behind winner Joseph Schooling.

Cseh, who has 13 world medals including two gold, will go in the 200IM which will also feature the likes of Japanese duo Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino, Michael Andrew of the United States, Britain’s Duncan Scott, European champion Hugo Gonzalez as well as his fellow Hungarian Hubert Kos.

While Cseh has won medals across four Games, Hosszu had to wait until Rio 2016 before she visited the Olympic podium, a feat she managed to four times.

The 32-year-old won three golds in the 200 and 400IM and 100 backstroke plus silver over 200 back.

Now she will head to Tokyo where she’s entered in the 200 back, 200 fly plus the two individual medleys.

Hosszu is currently the third-most successful Hungarian swimmer in Olympic history behind Krisztina Egerszegi,who won five golds across three Games at Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996.

Katinka Hosszu 2021 European Championships

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Tamas Darnyi won the 200/400IM double at consecutive Olympics in Seoul and four years later in Barcelona.

Verraszto and Jakabos will compete in the 4×200 relay in which they won silver in Budapest in May behind Great Britain who are not taking a quartet to Tokyo.

Verraszto, who has won nine continental medals over six championships, will be joined by her brother David who will be appearing at his third Olympics.

Kristof Milakwho swam the second-swiftest 200 fly in history in 1:51.10 at the Europeans – goes in the 100 and 200 fly and world champion Boglarka Kapas takes on the 200 fly.

Anna Olasz, European silver medallist and the winner of the marathon qualifier on Saturday, and Kristóf Rasovszky, who got bronze with Hungary in the team relay in Budapest, are the two open water swimmers.

Pool roster: those with a Fina B time are denoted

  • Eszter Békési (200m breaststroke)
  • Péter Bernek (400m IM)
  • Richárd Bohus (100m back)
  • Katalin Burián (100m back, 200m back)
  • László Cseh (200m IM)
  • Fanni Fábián (200m free – B)
  • Fanni Gyurinovics (4x100m medley relay)
  • Gergely Gyurta (1500m free)
  • Petra Halmai (4x100m mixed relay)
  • Balázs Holló (4x200m free relay)
  • Péter Holoda (4x100m medley)
  • Dávid Horváth (100m breaststroke– B, 200m breaststroke – B)
  • Katinka Hosszú (200m back, 200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM )
  • Zsuzsanna Jakabos (4x200m relay)
  • Ákos Kalmár (800m free 1500m free)
  • Boglárka  Kapás Boglárka (200m fly)
  • Tamás Kenderesi (200m fly)
  • Ajna Késely (400m free, 800m free 1500m free)
  • Hubert Kós (200m IM)
  • Benedek Kovács (4x100m mixed medley)
  • Dominik Kozma (200m free)
  • Makszim Lobanovszkij (50m free)
  • Richárd Márton (4x200m relay)
  • Viktória Mihályvári Farkas (1500m free, 400m IM)
  • Kristóf Milák (100m fly, 200m fly)
  • Nándor  Németh (100m free, 200m free)
  • Dalma Sebestyén (200m IM, 100m fly– B)
  • Petra Senánszky (50m free – B, 100m free – B)
  • Anna Sztankovics (100m breaststroke– B)
  • Szebasztián Szabó (100m free, 100m fly)
  • Tamás Takács (4x100m medley relay)
  • Ádám Telegdy (100m back, 200m back)
  • Laura Veres (4x200m relay)
  • Dávid Verrasztó (400m IM)
  • Evelyn Verrasztó  (4x200m relay)
  • Gábor Zombori (400m free)
Open Water
  • Anna Olasz (10km)
  • Kristóf Rasovszky (10km)

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11 months ago

Where is Richard Bohus ??

11 months ago
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Will swim the 100 back 🙂