Krisztina Egerszegi

Krisztina Egerszegi

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:16 Aug,1974
:45 years, 0 months
:Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

About Krisztina Egerszegi

Krisztina Egerszegi (born 16 August 1974 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian former world record holding swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era.

Olympic Games:

She is a three-time Olympian (1988, 1992 and 1996) and five time Olympic champion; and one of three individuals (Dawn Fraser and Michael Phelps being other two) to have ever won the same swimming event at three consecutive Summer Olympics. She is the most successful and greatest female swimmer of all-time with 5 individual Olympic gold medals and she is the first and only female swimmer who won 5 individual Olympic gold medals.

World Record:

She held the world record in the long course 200 m backstroke for almost 17 years. Egerszegi is considered by many to be the greatest female backstroker of all-time.

Krisztina Egerszegi Achievements

Recognitions, Awards:

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001.She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year on a record-breaking seven occasions (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996) and Female World Swimmer of the Year three times.

Krisztina Egerszegi, one of the most prominent FINA athletes of all times, was awarded the Olympic Order on June 23, 2001, during the celebration of the Olympic Day by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (SUI).

On August 20, 2013, Krisztina Egerszegi has been awarded with the highest State Order of Hungary, the Order of Saint Stephen Hungary Medal by the President of the Republic of Hungary János Áder in the Sándor Palace in Budapest.

Further awards:

Best Female Athlete of Europe (1992)

Middle Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (1992)

Olympic Golden Ring (1995)

Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (1996)

Golden Deer Award (1996)

Hungarian Heritage Award (1996)

MOB (Hungarian Olympic Committee)Medal(1997)

IOC Ethical Special Award (1999)

3rd in the Election for the Hungarian of the Century(2000)

Induction of International Swimming Hall of Fame (2001)

The Hungarian Female Athlete of the Century(2001)

Fair Play Award for Lifetime Achievement(2001)

Ferenc Csík Award (2001)

IOC Olympic Order of Merit grade silver (2001)

Honorary Citizen of Budavar

IOC President's Trophy (2005)

Prima Primissima Award (2007)

St.Stephen Award (2010)

Honorary Citizen of Budapest (2011)

Order of St.Stephen Medal (2013)

Hall of Fame of the Hungarian Swimming Sports (2013)