Silvia Szalai

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Silvia Szalai
Personal information
Full name Silvia Szalai
Nationality  Germany
Born (1975-02-26) 26 February 1975 (age 41)[1]
Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary[2]
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club SG Frankfurt/M[3]

Silvia Szalai (born 26 February 1975)[4][5] is a retired German swimmer who won one silver and two gold medals in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the European and world championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001.[6] At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships her team finished in fourth place, but the leading Australian and US squads were disqualified.[7]

She was born in Hungary and later moved to Frankfurt, hoping to compete for Germany at the 2000 Summer Olympics. However, the International Olympic Committee rejected her application on technical grounds.[4]


  1. ^ Europa >> Ungarn >> Städte S >> Szeged >> Seite 1 von 1.
  2. ^ Strahlen im Quartett. Berliner Zeitung (1998-01-19)
  3. ^ Schwimmen – Deutsche Meisterschaften (Damen-Teil 1).
  4. ^ a b Schwimmerin nicht nominiert Silvia Szalai fliegt doch nicht mit nach Sydney. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2000-08-04), Nr. 179, p. 78
  5. ^ Bahnrekorde im Freibad der Stadtwerke Rosenheim. (2010-02-25)
  6. ^ Silvia SZALAI.
  7. ^ The Australian team was disqualified for jumping into the pool in celebration before all teams finished the race. The US team was disqualified for improper changeover, but were later given a second set of gold medals:
    Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.
    SWIMMING; Thorpe Wins; U.S. Relay Is Disqualified. New York Times (July 26, 2001)