Norbert Rózsa

Norbert Rózsa (born 9 February 1972) is a former breaststroker from Hungary, who competed at three consecutive Olympics, beginning with the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He won two silver medals, in the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke, and became Olympic champion in Atlanta, Georgia in the 200 m breaststroke.

Norbert Rózsa
Personal information
Full nameNorbert Rózsa
Nationality Hungary
Born (1972-02-09) 9 February 1972 (age 49)
Dombóvár, Tolna, Hungary
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
ClubBudapesti Rendészeti Sportegyesület
OTP-Sport Plusz Sportegyesület
Sport-Plusz Mahart Sportegyesület

He was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in 1994 for winning two gold medals at that year's World Aquatics Championships.

After retirement from sport he was battling depression. In May 2007, he was hospitalized after a suicide attempt.[1] Then he recovered from depression in about a year time [2] and later he became interested in working as a graphic designer. [3]

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Records
Preceded by
  Adrian Moorhouse
Men's 100 metre breaststroke
world record holder (long course)

7 January 1991 – 11 June 1991
Succeeded by
  Vasili Ivanov
Preceded by
  Vasili Ivanov
Men's 100 metre breaststroke
world record holder (long course)

20 August 1991 – 3 August 1993
Succeeded by
  Károly Güttler
Preceded by
Antal Kovács
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1994
Succeeded by
Imre Pulai