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Nikoletta KISS
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Hungary   
Born29 Apr 1997 in Budapest, HUN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Budapest, HUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up open water swimming in 2014.
Why this sport?
"It is more interesting than swimming in the pool. Every race is different and we can do what we love close to nature."
Club / Team
Egri SE: Hungary
Name of coach
Gabor Gellert [national]
General Interest
Niki (Facebook profile, 12 Apr 2018)
Travel. (oceanman-openwater.com, 20 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Balatonfured, Hungary. (oceanman-openwater.com, 20 Apr 2017)
She was accidentally kicked in the head by Chinese open water swimmer Jan Siju at the 2015 World Cup event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Kiss went into a state of shock and had to be saved from the water. (24.hu, 21 Mar 2015)
Other sports
She represented Hungary in swimming at the European junior championships in 2012 and 2013. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 5:30:36.4
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
59 2017   10km  
38 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:57:00.9
29 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:59:50.40
15 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:02:23.16
  2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km  DNF
11 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:53.52
9 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:48:26.00
6 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:06:23.25