Martina Moravcová

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Martina Moravcová
Personal information
Full name Martina Moravcová
Nationality  Slovakia
Born (1976-01-16) 16 January 1976 (age 42)
Piešťany, Trnava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly, medley
Club ŠKP Kúpele Piešťany (Slovakia)
Dallas Mustangs (USA)
College team SMU Mustangs

Martina Moravcová (born 16 January 1976 in Piešťany, Trnava, Czechoslovakia) is a medley, butterfly and freestyle swimmer from Slovakia. She made her international swimming debut in 1991 for Czechoslovakia, and has gone on to compete in five consecutive Summer Olympics (1992–2008). She is a two-time Olympic silver medalist, both achieved at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. In the 100-meter butterfly, she finished second to Inge de Bruijn, and in the 200-meter freestyle, she finished eight one-hundredths of a second to home favorite Susie O'Neill. She is one of Slovakia's greatest female athletes, although she has lived in Dallas, TX, USA since she started attending Southern Methodist University in the mid-1990s.

Moravcová's autobiography was published in December 2003 in her home country, shortly before she was voted as the Slovakia’s Sports person of the Year for the sixth time since 1993. The title of her book is Martina s rodokmeňom Evy, which is loosely translated as Martina with the pedigree of Eva - Eva is the name of the old thermal swimming pool in the famous Piešťany Spa.

In 1999 she was named the NCAA's Women's Swimmer of the Year[1] In 2002 and 2004, she was the top women's winner on FINA's World Cup series. Her 105 gold medals in this competition ranks her second all-time, behind Katinka Hosszú. [2]


  1. ^ Moravcová's bio Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine. on the SMU Athletics website. (Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  2. ^ Moravcova Tops Final FINA World Cup Rankings; Balcerzak is Top American -- January 29, 2001 Archived 30 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Swimming World Magazine: published 2001-01-29; retrieved 2009-06-13.

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Preceded by
Jenny Thompson
World Record holder
Women's 100 Butterfly (25m)

26 January – 22 November 2002
Succeeded by
Natalie Coughlin
Preceded by

Xiaowen Hu
Jenny Thompson
World Record holder
Women's 100 Individual Medley (25m)

12 December 1998 – 16 January 1999
2 April 1999
Succeeded by

Jenny Thompson
Jenny Thompson
Sporting positions
Preceded by

Alison Sheppard
World Cup
Female Overall Winner

Succeeded by

Alison Sheppard
Anna-Karin Kammerling
Preceded by
Denys Sylantyev
Mare Nostrum
Overall Winner

Succeeded by
Camelia Potec