Éva Risztov

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Éva Risztov
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Personal information
Full nameRisztov Éva
Nationality Hungary
Born (1985-08-30) 30 August 1985 (age 35)
Hódmezővásárhely, Csongrád, Hungary
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, medley
ClubHódúszó SE (-2000)
Budapest Spartacus (2001-2004)
Kőbánya SC Budapest (2005)
Debreceni Sportcentrum-Sportiskola (2009-)
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  Hungary
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 0 0
World Championships (LC) 0 3 0
European Championships (LC) 0 7 1
European Championships (SC) 6 1 1
Total 7 11 2
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 10 km marathon
World Championships (LC)
Silver medal – second place 2003 Barcelona 400 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2003 Barcelona 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2003 Barcelona 400 m medley
European Championships (LC)
Silver medal – second place 2002 Berlin 400 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2002 Berlin 800 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2002 Berlin 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2002 Berlin 400 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2004 Madrid 400 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2012 Debrecen 1500 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2014 Berlin 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Debrecen 800 m freestyle
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2002 Riesa 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2002 Riesa 800 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2002 Riesa 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2003 Dublin 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2003 Dublin 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2004 Vienna 400 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2002 Riesa 400 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Dublin 800 m freestyle

Éva Risztov (pronounced [ˈeːvɒ ˈristov]; born 30 August 1985) is a Hungarian Olympic gold medalist female swimmer.

She won four silver medals at the 2002 European Aquatics Championships and three silver medals at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. She won a further silver medal at the 2004 European Aquatics Championships and competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics where she came 4th in 400 m individual medley. At the European Short Course Swimming Championships she won six gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal between 2002 and 2004.

She retired in 2005, but announced her comeback in 2009 as an open water swimmer and she competed at the 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Women's 10 km where she came 7th.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London she competed in the 400 metre freestyle (16th), 800 metre freestyle (13th), 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay (15th) and the 10 kilometre marathon, in which she won the gold medal, having dominated the race from the outset.[1]

Achievements[edit]

  • Olympic Games
  • World Championships
    • 2003 3 Silver medals (in 400 m freestyle, 200 m butterfly, 400 m individual medley)
  • European LC Championships
    • 2002 4 Silver medals (in 400 m freestyle, 200 m butterfly, 400 m individual medley, 800 m freestyle)
    • 2004 1 Silver medal (in 400 m individual medley)
    • 2012 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal (in 1500 m medley and in 800 m individual medley)
    • 2014 1 Silver medal (10 km marathon)
  • European SC Championships
    • 2002: 3 Gold medals (in 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 200 m butterfly); 1 Silver medal (in 400 m individual medley
    • 2003: 2 Gold medals (in 200 m butterfly, 400 m individual medley), 1 Bronze medal (in 800 m freestyle)
    • 2004: 1 Gold medal (in 400 m individual medley)
  • 58 times Hungarian champion.

Other interests[edit]

She is interested in different sports and physical activities. She tried motocross,[2] skiing, yoga,[3] jetski.

She is fond of abandoned dogs and supports them with collecting textiles and taking care of them regularly.[4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hungary's Risztov holds off Anderson in open water". Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ http://mxonline.hu/risztov_eva_a_motorozas_nincs_korhoz_kotve
  3. ^ http://www.digisport.hu/video/5818
  4. ^ http://www.dehir.hu/sport/risztov-eva-nyesegetem-le-magamrol-a-celebseget/2013/02/18/

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Tamara Csipes
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
2012
Succeeded by
Katinka Hosszú
Preceded by
United Kingdom Keri-Anne Payne
Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Brazil Poliana Okimoto
Preceded by
United Kingdom Keri-Anne Payne
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Brazil Poliana Okimoto