Krisztián Takács

Krisztián Takács (born 30 December 1985 in Budapest)[1] is a Hungarian swimmer, Olympic participant and the current national record holder on 50 metre freestyle.

Krisztián Takács
Personal information
Born (1985-12-30) 30 December 1985 (age 36)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Strokesfreestyle, butterfly
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing  Hungary
European Championships (SC)
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Szczecin 100 m freestyle

Takács set the new Hungarian record on 50m freestyle at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome. First, he broke the former national record, also held by him, during the semi-final heats with a time of 21.65, finishing tied eight with George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago. At the end of the day the two sprinters faced again to decide the last remaining place in the final. Bovell won the swim-off with a new championship record time of 21.20 and thus qualified for the final, however, Takács also shaved off further two tenths from his time to improve the national record to 21.42.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Krisztán Takács". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Úszó vb: Gyurta Dániel Európa-csúccsal világbajnok!" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Olympic Committee. 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.

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