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Szebasztián SZABÓ
Sport Finswimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born11 Mar 1996 in Frankfurt am Main, GER
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gyor, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Senta, Serbia.
Why this sport?
"When I was 14, I followed the others to play water polo. I had a good time, the company was good, but I lacked competition. Finally, I went back to swimming because I loved it much more."
Club / Team
Gyori Uszo SE: Hungary
Name of coach
Ivan Petrov [club], HUN; Csaba Sos [national], HUN
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"All individuals have their own race they love the most, the tactics they use for that specific race, the way they get ready for it, both before the training and before the race itself, when it's most important. As I've met many top swimmers from different countries, I realised that we are all different. This is why I believe swimming is exclusively an individual sport. Of course, you cannot do it without the support of the others, such as family, coaches, friends, et cetera. However, you're still the one who has to do the thing right." (swimmingdad.com, 06 May 2019)
Other information
DUAL CITIZENSHIP
He was raised in Senta, Serbia, and previously represented Serbia in swimming, including winning a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly at the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. He began representing Hungary in 2019. "My father is Hungarian, and I am a Hungarian citizen, we agreed that this is what I want. Ever since I took swimming seriously, this is what I want. I'm glad I came to Gyor [in Hungary], where all the pieces of the puzzle are in place. The integration, then the races, everything worked out really well. I know this is a very sensitive issue, but I feel I have made a good decision when I listened to my heart. And now I am very happy." (swimswam.com, 25 Jun 2019; 24.hu, 06 Jun 2019; origo.hu, 06 Jun 2019; 24.hu, 04 Jun 2019; m4sport.hu, 21 May 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 51.89
20 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 48.51
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.06
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly  DNS
6 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.01
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.60
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.19
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.24
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 22.90
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.16
13 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.54 
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 51.25
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.26
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.14
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Freestyle  DNS
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.86
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.00
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.87
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.50
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 49.68
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 21.75
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 20.72
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle  DNS
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 22.35
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 51.40
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 21.77
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.14
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.10
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.44
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.72
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.55
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021   Overall Ranking  
3 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 50.08
6 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 47.40
2 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.09
2 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.19
3 2021 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.34
5 2021 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.21
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 50.42
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.20
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 47.14
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 23.47
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 22.24
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.44
2 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 49.92
4 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.38
2 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.55
3 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 22.27
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 50.07
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.46
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 23.70
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 21.97
3 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.52
4 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 49.62
2 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.29
2 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:30.70
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.16
5 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.43
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.22
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.05
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.08
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:51.91
4 2019 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 52.48
3 2019 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 49.13
2 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.34
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Butterfly 51.45
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.37
3 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Freestyle 48.63
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Butterfly 22.93
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 51.97
4 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.32
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.33
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 51.28
4 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 22.37
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 48.53
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 23.14
3 2019 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 48.45
2 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 23.11
3 2019 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 51.67
2 2019 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:27.56
5 2019 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.08
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.43
6 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 22.80