Ágnes Kovács

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The native form of this personal name is Kovács Ágnes. This article uses the Western name order.
Ágnes Kovács
Personal information
Full name Kovács Ágnes
Nationality  Hungary
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 33)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke and medley
Club Budapesti Spartacus Sport Club
College team Arizona State Sun Devils (USA)
Coach Mike Chasson (USA)

Ágnes Kovács (born 13 July 1981)[1] is an Olympic and national record holding former breaststroke swimmer from Hungary. She swam from Hungary at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. At the 2000 Olympics, she won the Women's 200 Breaststroke.

At the 2000 Olympics, she set the Hungary Records in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes (1:07.79 and 2:24.03). As of 2014, these records still stand.[2]

She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year four consecutive years, from 1997-2000. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014.[3]


  1. ^ Kovács entry at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2014-12-15.
  2. ^ (Hungarian) Kovács' bio page from her personal website (kovacsagnes.hu); retrieved 2014-12-15.
  3. ^ Kovacs' page from the International Swimming Hall of Fame website (ishof.org); retrieved 2014-12-15.
Preceded by
Krisztina Egerszegi
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
Succeeded by
Gyöngyi Likerecz
Preceded by
Michelle Smith
European Swimmer of the Year
1997 – 1998
Succeeded by
Inge de Bruijn