Eszter Povázsay

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Eszter Povázsay
Personal information
Nationality  Hungary
Born (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 27)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
College team Louisville Cardinals (USA)[1]
Coach Arthur Albeiro (USA)[1]

Eszter Povázsay (born November 14, 1990 in Budapest) is a Hungarian swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1][2] She is a five-time All-Big East performer, a varsity swimmer for the Louisville Cardinals, and a marketing student at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Povazsay qualified for the women's 100 m backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 1:02.38 from the European Championships in Debrecen.[3][4][5] She challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including three-time Olympians Anja Čarman of Slovenia and Sanja Jovanović of Croatia. She touched out Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Rudenko to grab a sixth spot by 0.09 of a second in 1:03.55. Povazsay failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-seventh overall in the preliminaries.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c "Eszter Povazsay". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 2013-05-15. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eszter Povázsay". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 LEN European Aquatics Championships (Debrecen, Hungary) – Women's 100 m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Women's 100 m backstroke" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "U of L swimmer Eszter Povazsay named to Hungary's Olympic team". WHAS-TV. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's 100 m Backstroke Heat 2". London 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Olympics roundup: Donahue misses medal, Davis makes basketball debut". KY Forward. 29 July 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 

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