Silvia Szalai (born 26 February 1975) is a retired German swimmer who won one silver and two gold medals in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the European and world championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001. At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships her team finished in fourth place, but the leading Australian and US squads were disqualified.
^The Australian team was disqualified for jumping into the pool in celebration before all teams finished the race. The US team was disqualified for improper changeover, but were later given a second set of gold medals:
Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009. SWIMMING; Thorpe Wins; U.S. Relay Is Disqualified. New York Times (July 26, 2001)