Sándor Wladár

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Sándor Wladár
Personal information
Full name Wladár Sándor
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1963-07-19) 19 July 1963 (age 53)
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Központi Sportiskola
Újpesti Dózsa

Sándor Wladár (born 19 July 1963 in Budapest) is a Hungarian retired male swimmer. He won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in 200 m backstroke.

Wladár was a swimmer of Központi Sportiskola (1972–1980), Újpesti Dózsa (1981–1985). From 1985 to 1987 he was a water polo player for Újpesti Dózsa.

He was named the Male European Swimmer of the Year in 1981 by Swimming World magazine. The same year he was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the year.

After retiring from active sport he opened a veterinarian clinic with his brother Zoltán who was also a swimmer.[1]


  • World Championships
    • Silver medal in 1982 (200 m backstroke)
  • European Championships
    • Gold medal in 1981 (100 m backstroke)
    • Gold medal in 1981 (200 m backstroke)
    • Silver Medal in 1983 (200 m backstroke)


  1. ^ "Wladár Kisállat Rendelő". Wladár testvérek. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
Preceded by
Zoltán Magyar
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
Succeeded by
Jenő Pap
Preceded by
Vladimir Salnikov
European Swimmer of the Year
Succeeded by
Michael Groß