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Mark PAPP
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born08 Jan 1994 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Noemi Palfi
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Hungarian
Higher education
Sports Science - University of Debrecen: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four and took up the sport competitively at age six.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Debrecen SC: Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Papi (Instagram profile, 05 Nov 2018)
Hobbies
Cooking. (Instagram profile, 07 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named an Excellent Athlete of 2017/18 by the University of Debrecen in Hungary. (haon.hu, 27 Sep 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in pool swimming for the University of Debrecen in Hungary, and represented Hungary in swimming at the European Junior Championships in 2011 and 2012. (haon.hu, 28 Dec 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Nov 2020)
Other information
BREAK
In 2020 he announced he was taking a break from swimming. "I have been swimming since I was four years old, and until now I have been doing it competitively. I haven't stopped, I am just taking a break. I swam without rest for 21 or 22 years, and I felt it was worth seeing and trying out what everyday life is like. I don't think it's worth getting to the level as an athlete where you hate the water. I would say I was a little tired of the situation, the circumstances were more of a collusion with my mental, physical and mental state, but I still enjoy swimming and keeping fit." (likebalaton.hu, 05 Jun 2020; csupasport.hu, 28 May 2020)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
31 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 55:28.1
13 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:25.3
36 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:52:53.0
28 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 53:55.3
9 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 56:09.4
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2016 Hoorn, NED 10km 1:55:27.3
3 2016 Hoorn, NED 5km - Team Time Trial 56:42.6
15 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 56:21.2
17 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:14.3
31 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 1:00:43.1
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
51 2019   10km  
15 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:51:04.0
25 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:57:54.80
36 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:45.6
69 2018   10km  
38 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:57:52.90
76 2017   10km  
38 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:55.1
10 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:50.10
14 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:41:58.34
6 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:02.50