Bust of Novák
|Full name||Ilona Novák-Popper|
May 16, 1925 |
|Strokes||Freestyle and backstroke|
|Club||Magyar Úszó Egyesület
Ilona Novák (born May 16, 1925) is a former Hungarian swimmer and Olympic champion. She was born in Budapest. 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. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1973, together with her sister, Éva Novák-Gerard.
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