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Katarína Filová

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Katarína Filová (born 14 May 1989 in Bratislava) is a Slovak swimmer, who specializes in sprint freestyle events.[1][2] She is a multiple-time Slovak freestyle relay record holder, and a two-time 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference team champion.[3] Filova is also a resident athlete for J&T Sport Team Bratislava, and is coached and trained by Gabriel Baran.[1]

Katarína Filová
Personal information
Nationality Slovakia
Born (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989 (age 29)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
ClubJ&T Sport Team Bratislava
College teamVirginia Tech Hokies (USA)[1]
CoachNed Skinner (USA)
Gabriel Baran (SVK)[1]

Filova qualified for two swimming events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by achieving the FINA B-standard entry times of 55.66 (100 m freestyle) and 2:01.02 (200 m freestyle) at the Grand Prix Slovakia in her home city Bratislava.[4][5] In the 200 m freestyle, Filova challenged seven other swimmers in the second heat, including former Olympic champion Camelia Potec of Romania. Swimming in lane eight, Filova edged out Austria's Jördis Steinegger to pick up sixth spot and twenty-eighth overall by 0.36 of a second in 2:02.03.[6] In her second event, 100 m freestyle, Filova pulled off another sixth-place finish in heat four, a quarter of a second (0.25) behind Olympic breaststroke champion Rūta Meilutytė of Lithuania in a time of 56.58. Filova failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-first overall out of 48 swimmers in the preliminaries.[7]

Filova is currently a fourth-year junior with an international studies major at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She is also one of two Slovak athletes, alongside hammer thrower Marcel Lomnický, who train for the Virginia Tech Hokies under head coach Ned Skinner.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Katarína Filová". London 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Katarína Filová". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Savage named All-American for second-straight year". VT Hokie Sports. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Women's 100 m freestyle" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Women's 200 m freestyle" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2". London 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 4". London 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  8. ^ Berman, Mark (17 September 2012). "Two Virginia Tech athletes return to school after competing in the Summer Olympics". The Roanoke Times. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2013.

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