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Kristof Rasovszky

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Kristóf Rasovszky (born 27 March 1997) is a 24-year-old open water swimmer from Hungary who represents the Balaton Swimming Club and is nicknamed The Balaton Shark and won the silver medal in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Open Water & Swimming Career

2020 Tokyo Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

Gold: Florian Wellbrock (Germany, 23) 1:48:33.70
Silver: Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary, 24) 1:48:59.00
Bronze: Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy, 26) 1:49:01.10
4. Matan Roditi (Israel, 22) 1:49:24.90
5. Athanasios Kynigakis (Greece, 22) 1:49:29.20
6. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France, 25) 1:50:23.00
7. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands, 29) 1:51:30.80
8. Michael McGlynn (South Africa, 21) 1:51:32.70
9. Hau-Li Fan (Canada, 23) 1:51:37.00
10. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA, 27) 1:51:40.20
11. Rob Muffels (Germany, 26) 1:53:03.30
12. Kai Graeme Edwards (Australia, 22) 1:53:04.00
13. Taishin Minamide (Japan, 25) 1:53:07.50
14. Mario Sanzullo (Italy, 28) 1:53:08.60
15. David Farinango (Ecuador, 20) 1:53:09.80
16. Phillip Seidler (Namibia, 23) 1:53:14.10
17. Daniel Delgadillo (Mexico, 31) 1:53:14.40
18. Alberto Martinez (Spain, 23) 1:53:16.50
19. Kirill Abrosimov (Russian Olympic Committee, 29) 1:54:29.30
20. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia, 37) 1:56:33.30
21. Vitaliy Khudyakov (Kazakhstan, 26) 1:57:53.70
22. William Yan Thorley (Hong Kong, 18) 1:58:33.40
23. Tiago Campos (Portugal, 22) 1:59:42.00
24. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic, 25) 2:01:52.10
DNF Hector Thomas Cheal Pardoe (Great Britain, 20)
DNF David Aubry (France, 24)

2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination

Rasovszky's FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series victory was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year award as follows:

Kristóf Rasovszky, whose nickname is The Balaton Shark, performed consistently well throughout 2019. He won the always competitive FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series and the tough 5 km race at the FINA World Championships. He qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by placing a close 4th in the 10 km FINA World Championships in South Korea. On the pro 10 km Marathon Swim World Series, the 22-year-old finished 2nd (1.3 seconds from 1st) in Qatar, 3rd in Seychelles (2.3 from 1st), won in Balatonfüred (by 7 seconds), won in lac St-Jean (by 12.5 seconds), won in lac Mégantic (by 1.8 seconds), and 5th in Chun'An (12.7 seconds from 1st) to capture his first World Series title. For competing so strongly in every race he entered among the world's fastest swimmers, for qualifying for the 2020 Olympics amid a busy global travel schedule, and for his noble competitive spirit and composure during the highest levels of competition especially during the final sprint to the finish, Kristóf Rasovszky of Hungary is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

He was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
Kristóf Rasovszky is a threat to win every race he enters from 5 km to 25 km. He pushed world and Olympic champion in the 10 km race at the 2018 LEN European Championships in Loch Lomond, Scotland, finishing in an identical time. He also won the shortest (5 km) and longest (25 km) races at the European Championships in dramatic fashion with a powerful finishing kick. The 21-year-old also won the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series race in Setúbal Bay in Portugal. For his competitive spirit and composure during the highest levels of competition against the world's fastest veterans, for winning the 5 km race and 25 km race, finishing 10 km race and participating in the 5 km mixed team relay at the LEN European Championships in Scotland's Loch Lomond, for transitioning from a fast 1500m swimmer to a leading world-class open water swimmer in a short period of time, Kristóf Rasovszky of Hungary is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

2020 Tokyo Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

Gold: Florian Wellbrock (Germany, 23) 1:48:33.70
Silver: Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary, 24) 1:48:59.00
Bronze: Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy, 26) 1:49:01.10
4. Matan Roditi (Israel, 22) 1:49:24.90
5. Athanasios Kynigakis (Greece, 22) 1:49:29.20
6. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France, 25) 1:50:23.00
7. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands, 29) 1:51:30.80
8. Michael McGlynn (South Africa, 21) 1:51:32.70
9. Hau-Li Fan (Canada, 23) 1:51:37.00
10. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA, 27) 1:51:40.20
11. Rob Muffels (Germany, 26) 1:53:03.30
12. Kai Graeme Edwards (Australia, 22) 1:53:04.00
13. Taishin Minamide (Japan, 25) 1:53:07.50
14. Mario Sanzullo (Italy, 28) 1:53:08.60
15. David Farinango (Ecuador, 20) 1:53:09.80
16. Phillip Seidler (Namibia, 23) 1:53:14.10
17. Daniel Delgadillo (Mexico, 31) 1:53:14.40
18. Alberto Martinez (Spain, 23) 1:53:16.50
19. Kirill Abrosimov (Russian Olympic Committee, 29) 1:54:29.30
20. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia, 37) 1:56:33.30
21. Vitaliy Khudyakov (Kazakhstan, 26) 1:57:53.70
22. William Yan Thorley (Hong Kong, 18) 1:58:33.40
23. Tiago Campos (Portugal, 22) 1:59:42.00
24. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic, 25) 2:01:52.10
DNF Hector Thomas Cheal Pardoe (Great Britain, 20)
DNF David Aubry (France, 24)

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