Katalin Szőke

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The native form of this personal name is Szőke Katalin. This article uses the Western name order.
Katalin Szőke
Personal information
Full name Katalin Szőke-Markovits
Nationality  Hungary
Born (1935-08-17) August 17, 1935 (age 79)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Budapesti Kinizsi

Katalin Szőke (born August 17, 1935) is a Hungarian swimmer and Olympic champion.

She was born in Budapest, and married water polo player Kálmán Markovits.

She has later settled in California, USA. She competed at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, where she received a gold medal in 100 m freestyle, and a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[1]

World records[edit]

She has set four relay world records.


She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1985.[2][3]


  1. ^ "1952 Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  2. ^ "ISHOF 1985 Honorees"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  3. ^ "KATALIN SZOKE (HUN) – 1985 Honor Swimmer"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)