Katalin Kovács

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This article is about Katalin Kovács, the sprint canoer. For the hungarian singer, see Kati Kovács.
The native form of this personal name is Kovács Katalin. This article uses the Western name order.
Katalin Kovács
Personal information
Full name Katalin Kovács
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1976-02-29) February 29, 1976 (age 38)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kilograms (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Dominó-Honvéd
Coached by Ferenc Csipes

Katalin Kovács (born 29 February 1976 in Budapest) is a Hungarian sprint canoer who has competed since 1997. Competing in three Summer Olympics, she won eight medals with three golds (K-2 500 m: 2004, 2008, K-4 500 m: 2012) and five silvers (K-2 500 m: 2000, 2012, K-4 500 m: 2000, 2004, 2008).

Kovács also won a record 40 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships including 31 golds (K-1 500 m: 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009; K-1 1000 m: 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009; K-2 200 m: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011; K-2 500 m: 2005, 2006; K-2 1000 m: 2005, 2006; K-4 200 m: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006; K-4 500 m: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011; K-4 1000 m: 2006), six silvers (K-1 1000 m: 2010, K-4 200 m: 2007, 2009, K-4 500 m: 1997, 1998, 2007), and three bronzes (K-1 500 m: 2001, K-1 1000 m: 1999, K-2 500 m: 1999).

She was elected Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year in 2002 and 2003. Together with Natasa Dusev-Janics she earned the title Hungarian Sportsteam of the year in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

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Awards
Preceded by
Gyöngyi Likerecz
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Nataša Janić