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Ajna KÉSELY
Sport Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born10 Sep 2001 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.65 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
Her father encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Kobanya SC: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Gyorgy Turi [personal], HUN; Csaba Sos [national], HUN
General Interest
Hobbies
Drawing, painting, learning English. (borsonline.hu, 14 Apr 2021; ripost.hu, 20 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi. (mob.hu, 22 May 2016)
Injuries
She had a period out of the pool in May 2020 because of hearing loss in her left ear. (nemzetisport.hu, 13 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm a strong women, like you." (Instagram profile, 21 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (borsonline.hu, 14 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:05.34
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 15:59.80
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 8:26.20
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:56.62
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 4:12.40
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:59.20
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:51.03
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 16:01.35
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 4:01.31
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 8:32.34
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:54.57
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:22.87
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:05.75
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:32.01
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:51.33
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Individual Medley 4:44.40
  2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle DNS
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Butterfly 2:09.34
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 29.42
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 1:02.01
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 55.75
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:27.31
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:10.50
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:07.42
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:00.66
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 16:03.22
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:03.57
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:22.01
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:13.13
Heats 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:38.02
6 2016 London, ENG 200m Freestyle 1:58.24
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 56.35
1 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
5 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.61
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:11.77
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:57.45
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:00.04
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:06.89
3 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:12.32
5 2019 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:40.69