András Hargitay

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The native form of this personal name is Hargitay András. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
András Hargitay
András Hargitay 1971.jpg
András Hargitay in 1971
Personal information
Full name Hargitay András
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1956-03-17) 17 March 1956 (age 61)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley
Club Központi Sportiskola
Budapesti Honvéd Sportegyesület

András Hargitay (born 17 March 1956) is a retired swimmer from Hungary, who won the bronze medal in the 400 m individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He finished fourth in the same event at the 1976 and 1980 Games, missing the bronze medal by less than 0.3 seconds in both cases. In 1974, he set a new world record in the 400 m medley.

He was named Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in 1975 after winning two gold medals at the 1975 World Aquatics Championships.


Preceded by
United States Gary Hall Sr.
Men's 400 metre individual medley
world record holder (long course)

20 August 1974 – 2 April 1976
Succeeded by
Hungary Zoltán Verrasztó
Preceded by
Zoltán Magyar
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
Succeeded by
Miklós Németh