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Péter BERNEK
Sport Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born13 Apr 1992 in Budapest, HUN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Agnes Mutina, son Milan [2020]
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 12.
Club / Team
BVSC-Zuglo: Hungary
Name of coach
Csaba Sos [national], HUN
General Interest
Nicknames
Peti (bvsc.hu, 16 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Injuries
Nasal laser surgery [mucotomy] prevented him from competing in the International Swimming League [ISL] in December 2019. (swimswam.com, 20 Dec 2019)

An injury affected him during the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea where he finished fifth in the men's 400m medley. (444.hu, 28 Jul 2019)

An illness prevented him from competing at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (index.hu, 20 Jul 2018; infostart.hu, 29 Jun 2018)
Famous relatives
His wife Agnes Mutina represented Hungary in swimming at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Dec 2012; Instagram profile, 17 Dec 2018; nemzetisport.hu, 05 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To reach the final of the 200m and 400m individual medley at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (omegatiming.com, 24 Jul 2019; 44.hu, 28 Jul 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:12.38
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:49.73
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 3:48.58
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
12 2012 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 1:57.71
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
8 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:13.66
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Individual Medley 4:13.83
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley 2:02.56
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:47.79
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:55.58
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 7:59.56
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:49.25
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:46.29
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Backstroke 1:58.26
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 26.36
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:58.14
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 55.32
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Backstroke 1:59.65
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 400m Freestyle 3:49.43
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:48.24
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:04.71
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:43.74
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:37.65
9 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 1:52.05 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:44.44
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 52.82
5 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:42.44
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:52.70
1 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:34.32
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke 1:51.24
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 51.42
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 24.43
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:14.33
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:59.07
3 2016 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 3:46.81
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 200m Freestyle 1:48.22
7 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.99
4 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:57.47
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 54.93
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:55.88
4 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.77
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.34
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.57
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:13.60
7 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:17.23
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:17.01
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 1:56.91
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:53.97
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Individual Medley 3:59.47 
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:37.14
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Individual Medley 1:56.94
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Freestyle 3:35.46
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 1500m Freestyle  DNS
2 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:50.43
Semifinal 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 24.52
Semifinal 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 52.27
10 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:45.36
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.10
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Freestyle 1:44.51
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Backstroke 1:49.41
8 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Backstroke 52.85
3 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke 1:51.21
22 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Freestyle 1:46.57
25 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Backstroke 24.92
9 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Backstroke 52.68
16 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:47.02
25 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Backstroke 25.55
Semifinal 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 53.74
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke 1:52.81
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:03.37
8 2018 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:47.46
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:55.82
29 2017   Overall  
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:39.36
5 2017 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 15:07.75
6 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:55.66
2 2017 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:03.38
5 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:52.26
2 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:40.45
2 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:05.79
4 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:45.90
5 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.93
3 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:54.07