Boglárka Kapás

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Boglárka Kapás
Personal information
National team  Hungary
Born (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 24)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Újpesti TE

Boglárka Kapás (pronounced [ˈboɡlaːrkɒ ˈkɒpaːʃ]; born 22 April 1993)[1] is a Hungarian competitive swimmer who specializes in freestyle events. She was the youngest member (15 years, 111 days) of the Hungarian Olympic Squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2]


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.[3] She won one more gold medal in 400 m freestyle[4] and a silver medal in 200 m freestyle.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

After returning from injury, Kapás won the 800m freestyle event of the 2012 European Aquatics Championships on home soil in Debrecen.[10]



  1. ^ "Boglárka Kapás". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hungary at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kapás Boglárka Olimpiai Bajnok" (in Hungarian). Úszóvilág. August 16, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aranyos nap az uszodában" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. August 20, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kapás Boglárka ezúttal ezüstérmet nyert" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. August 18, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rövidpályás úszó Eb: Kapás Boglárka ezüstérmes" (in Hungarian). Heti Világgazdaság. November 26, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cseh László és Kis Gergő is nyert Barcelonában – ezzel olimpiai kvótát szereztek". Hungarian Press Agency (in Hungarian). Úszó June 5, 2011. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Felgyorsultak a magyar gyorsúszók – Kapás ötödik, Takács hatodik lett a vébén" (in Hungarian). Origo. July 30, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kapás Boglárka még siratja a gálát" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. November 23, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pazar: Hosszú, Kapás, Cseh és Gyurta is aranyérmes!" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. May 24, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 

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