Zoltán Verrasztó

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The native form of this personal name is Verrasztó Zoltán. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Zoltán Verrasztó
Personal information
Full name Verrasztó Zoltán
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1956-03-15) 15 March 1956 (age 61)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes backstroke, Individual medley
Club Központi Sportiskola
Budapesti Honvéd Sportegyesület

Zoltán Verrasztó (born 15 March 1956 in Budapest) is a former backstroke and medley swimmer from Hungary.

He won two medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. Verrasztó claimed silver in the men's 200 m backstroke, and bronze in the men's 400 m individual medley. Apart from that he twice became world champion in the 200 m backstroke during the 1970s.

His children, Evelyn Verrasztó and Dávid Verrasztó are also Olympic swimmers. He coached them to become European championship gold medalists.


Preceded by
Hungary András Hargitay
Men's 400 metre individual medley
world record holder (long course)

2 April 1976 – 25 July 1976
Succeeded by
United States Rod Strachan