Boglárka Kapás

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Boglárka Kapás
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Personal information
National teamHungary
Born (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 26)
Debrecen, Hungary
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubÚjpesti TE

Boglárka Kapás (pronounced [ˈboɡlaːrkɒ ˈkɒpaːʃ]; born 22 April 1993)[1] She is a Hungarian competitive swimmer. She is the world champion (2019 Gwangju) in 200 m butterfly and a bronze Medalist at the Olympic Games (2016 Rio de Janeiro) in 800 m freestyle.

Career[edit]

Kapás won Hungary's first ever gold medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in 200 m butterfly. Qualified for the final with the best time, she swam a personal best 2:08.72, finishing 1.4 seconds ahead of second placed Judit Ignacio.[2] She won one more gold medal in 400 m freestyle[3] and a silver medal in 200 m freestyle.[4]

At the 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven Kapás won the silver medal in 800m freestyle, with a time of 8:18.56. The event was notable in that it was a heat-declared result (medals based on times from heats with no final swum), where Kapás won the heat for the top seeded swimmers by a comfortable margin; however, lost the event to Federica Pellegrini who had raced earlier in the 'slower' heat.[5]

She passed the Olympic A-standard in 800m freestyle and earned a quota for the Games at the first meeting of the 2011 Mare Nostrum series in early June.[6] In July 2011 at the 2011 Swimming World Championships she set a new national record in the same distance with a time of 8:24.79, which was enough for the fifth place.[7] In November Kapás suffered a rib injury, that forced her to miss both the 2011 European Short Course Swimming Championships and the United States–Europe swimming gala.[8]

After returning from injury, Kapás won the 800m freestyle event of the 2012 European Aquatics Championships on home soil in Debrecen.[9]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Kapás came third in the 800m freestyle behind Katie Ledecky and Jazz Carlin, thus getting the bronze medal. She set a new national record time for this event of 8:16:37.

At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships she won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly event.[10]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Boglárka Kapás". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Kapás Boglárka Olimpiai Bajnok" (in Hungarian). Úszóvilág. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Aranyos nap az uszodában" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Kapás Boglárka ezúttal ezüstérmet nyert" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Rövidpályás úszó Eb: Kapás Boglárka ezüstérmes" (in Hungarian). Heti Világgazdaság. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Cseh László és Kis Gergő is nyert Barcelonában – ezzel olimpiai kvótát szereztek" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Press Agency. 5 June 2011. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Felgyorsultak a magyar gyorsúszók – Kapás ötödik, Takács hatodik lett a vébén" (in Hungarian). Origo. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Kapás Boglárka még siratja a gálát" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Pazar: Hosszú, Kapás, Cseh és Gyurta is aranyérmes!" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  10. ^ Attila Ághassi (25 July 2019). "Kapás Boglárka káprázatos úszással aranyérmes". index.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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