Ilona Novák

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Ilona Novák
Novák Ilona.jpg
Bust of Novák
Personal information
Full nameIlona Novák-Popper
Nationality Hungary
Born(1925-05-16)May 16, 1925
Budapest, Hungary
DiedMarch 14, 2019(2019-03-14) (aged 93)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle and backstroke
ClubMagyar Úszó Egyesület
Budapesti Kinizsi

Ilona Novák (May 16, 1925 – March 14, 2019)[1] was a Hungarian swimmer and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, where she finished 4th in 100 m backstroke and 5th in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. At the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki she received a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay as captain of the Hungarian team.[2] She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1973, together with her sister, Éva Novák-Gerard.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Meghalt Novák Ilona ‹See Tfd›(in Hungarian)
  2. ^ "1952 Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Swimming" Archived 2007-02-21 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  3. ^ "ISHOF 1973 Honorees" Archived 2007-12-14 at the Wayback MachineInternational Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  4. ^ "EVA & ILONA NOVAK (HUN) – 1973 Honor Swimmers" Archived 2008-01-22 at the Wayback MachineInternational Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)

Sources[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ilona Novák". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31.