Čaba Silađi

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Čaba Silađi
Kazan 2015 - final 50m breast Čaba Silađi.JPG
Kazan 2015
Personal information
Full name Čaba Silađi
Nationality  Serbia
Born (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990 (age 27)
Senta, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Proleter Zrenjanin

Čaba Silađi (Hungarian: Szilágyi Csaba, Serbian Cyrillic: Чаба Силађи; born in Senta, 23 August 1990) is a Serbian swimmer of Hungarian ethnicity. Silađi mainly competes in the breaststroke.[1]

Silađi's hometown Senta is a centre of Hungarians in Vojvodina, though competing for Serbia, Silađi goes by the Serbian form of his name. His name also appears transliterated as Caba Siladji in English sports sources.

Career[edit]

Silađi finished elementary school and gymnasium in Bečej. He began to practice swimming since 1997, and until 2004 he also trained water polo alongside.[2] He lives and trains in Zrenjanin.

His first international competition was European Short Course Swimming Championships 2007 in Debrecen. He made a lot of remarkable results at World and European junior championships. At the 2008 FINA Youth World Swimming Championships he won silver (50m breaststroke) and bronze medal (100m breaststroke).

Čaba Silađi (left) at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan

He was in the Serbian team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara he won silver (100m breaststroke) and bronze medal (50m breaststroke). Silađi competed at 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, and won bronze medal at 50m breaststroke.[3] He also participated in the semifinals at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome and 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.[4]

At the 2009 European Short Course Swimming Championships he won his first senior medal, bronze in the 50 breaststroke.

Silađi also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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