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Boglárka KAPÁS
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born22 Apr 1993 in Debrecen, HUN
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Adam Telegdy
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Higher education
Psychology - Eotvos Lorand University: Budapest, HUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five, and took part in her first race at age seven.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to start swimming by her mother, and then a coach noticed her potential when she went for lessons.
Club / Team
Ujpesti TE: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Balazs Virth [club], HUN; Csaba Sos [national], HUN
General Interest
Nicknames
Bogi (nemzetisport.hu, 20 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi. (fina-budapest2017.com, 20 Jan 2017)
Injuries
She had to withdraw from the 2020 National Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary, due to a thyroid issue. She had been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis earlier that year. (nemzetisport.hu, 09 Dec 2020)

Her training was affected when she suffered from a prolonged virus in 2014. (mob.hu, 25 Nov 2015)

She broke three ribs after stumbling and falling over a beam in 2011. The injury forced her to miss the 2011 European Short Course Championships in Szczecin, Poland. (hungarianambiance.com, 24 Nov 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If somebody enjoys what they do, it doesn't matter what others think. If it's done well then there's a point." (infostart.hu, 25 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
In January 2020 she was named among the University Athletes of the Year by the Hungarian University Sports Federation [HUSF]. (fisu.net, 04 Jan 2020)

In 2012 she received the Bronze Hungarian Cross of Merit [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives
Her partner Adam Telegdy has represented Hungary in swimming, including at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Dec 2021; origo.hu, 19 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (origo.hu, 08 Oct 2021; ripost.hu, 30 Jul 2021)
Other information
EYES ON PARIS
She intends to continue competing for another Olympic cycle, and hopes to win another Olympic medal at the 2024 Games in Paris. "If I had come home with a medal [from the 2020 Games in Tokyo], I might not have to set a goal for Paris. So, yes, if all goes well and I can handle it, I want to go to Paris." (origo.hu, 08 Oct 2021; ripost.hu, 30 Jul 2021)

BUTTERFLY FOCUS
In 2018 she began focusing more on the 200m butterfly. She had been disappointed with her performances in freestyle events at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. She won her first world title in the 200m butterfly at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. "I had initially focused on the freestyle for 2018 but realised I was going better in the butterfly. I was enjoying it more and was happier." (Facebook page, 13 Jan 2020; nemzetisport.hu, 21 Dec 2019; dailynewshungary.com, 25 Jul 2019; yorkdispatch.com, 25 Jul 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 2:06.53
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:56.62
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 4:02.37
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 800m Freestyle 8:16.37
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:51.03
Heats 2012 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:10.01
6 2012 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:23.89 
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:16.22
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:08.12
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Butterfly 2:06.78
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 8:50.13
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 4:05.36
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:06.27
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:24.41
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:04.77
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 15:47.09
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:22.93
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:08.22
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 16:06.89
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:05.90
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:21.21
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:09.15
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:24.79
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 800m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:59.41
4 2014 Doha, QAT 800m Freestyle 8:16.32
5 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 4:00.27
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:39.21
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:40.03
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:06.50
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:06.90
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:56.26
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:14.23
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:26.42
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:07.13
1 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:50.22
1 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:21.40
1 2016 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:03.47
1 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:51.63
3 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 8:22.06
2 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 16:03.04
5 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 4:06.61
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:54.23
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:26.49
5 2012 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:08.73
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:19.56
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:07.49
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:35.41
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:02.98
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 800m Freestyle 8:11.13
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:38.08
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Butterfly 2:06.02
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:58.15
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Freestyle 3:59.02
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 800m Freestyle 8:11.43
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Freestyle 1:57.02
10 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 2:09.90
17 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:59.75
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 4:03.42
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 800m Freestyle 8:18.56
24 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:59.40
11 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 2:09.80
9 2009 Istanbul, TUR 800m Freestyle 8:29.21
11 2008 Rijeka, CRO 800m Freestyle 8:28.65
14 2008 Rijeka, CRO 400m Freestyle 4:07.42
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:45.85
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:10.92
20 2018   Overall Ranking  
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:09.61
8 2018 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:40.52
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 2:10.38
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 4:08.10
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:10.13
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:38.03
6 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:05.69
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 8:19.87
14 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:16.89
6 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:10.82
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:03.07
6 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.13
8 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.28
5 2017 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:44.02
5 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 2:12.57
7 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:59.58
3 2017 Doha, QAT 800m Freestyle 8:30.46
  2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
4 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.95
2 2017 Singapore, SGP 800m Freestyle 8:13.20
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:06.35
3 2017 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:33.69
8 2017 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:36.11
2 2017 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:00.09
1 2016 Singapore, SGP 800m Freestyle 8:17.54
2 2016 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 4:01.38
3 2016 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:37.51
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 8:12.79
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:59.15