Liliána Szilágyi

Liliána Szilágyi (born 19 November 1996) is a Hungarian swimmer, who specialized in the butterfly events.[1][2]

Liliána Szilágyi
Personal information
Nationality Hungary
Born (1996-11-19) 19 November 1996 (age 23)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly
ClubUniversity of Florida Gators[1]
CoachGregg Troy[1]

CareerEdit

She collected two medals (gold and silver) in the 100 and 200 m butterfly at the 2012 European Junior Swimming Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.[3] Szilagyi is a member of Kőbánya Swimming Club in Budapest, and is coached and trained by Gyorgyi Turi. She is also the daughter of three-time Olympian and former freestyle swimmer Zoltán Szilágyi (1988, 1992, and 2000).[1]

Szilagyi qualified for the women's 100 m butterfly at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by completing the event more quickly than the FINA B-standard entry time of 59.07 seconds from the European Championships in Debrecen.[4][5] She competed with seven other swimmers on the third heat, including three-time Olympians Hannah Wilson of Hong Kong and former Olympic champion Otylia Jędrzejczak of Poland. She achieved sixth place ahead of Portugal's Sara Oliveira by a tenth of a second (0.10) in 1:00.34. Szilagyi failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-fourth overall on the first day of preliminary heats.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Liliána Szilágyi". London 2012. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Liliána Szilágyi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships: Germany Tops Medal Count, Russia Second". Swimming World Magazine. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  4. ^ "2012 LEN European Aquatics Championships (Debrecen, Hungary) – Women's 100m Butterfly Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Women's 100 m butterfly" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 3". London 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2013.

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