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Kristóf RASOVSZKY
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born27 Mar 1997 in Veszprém, HUN
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Királyszentistván, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Hungarian
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Obuda University: Budapest, HUN
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Balaton Uszo Klub: Veszprém, HUN
Name of coach
Laszlo Szokolai [club], HUN
General Interest
Awards and honours
In January 2020 he received a special recognition award from the Hungarian University Sports Federation for his contribution to open water swimming in 2019. (fisu.net 04 Jan 2020)

In 2018 and 2019 he was named Male Open Water Swimmer of the year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (m4sport.hu, 09 Jan 2020; mundodeportivo.com, 15 Feb 2019)
Milestones
He became the first Hungarian athlete to win a gold medal in open water swimming at the world championships when he won gold in the 5km event at the 2019 edition in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (hungarytoday.hu, 15 Jul 2019; szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, 13 Jul 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal in the 10km event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nemzetisport.hu, 17 Apr 2021)
Other information
SYMBOLIC GESTURE
After he won gold in the 5km event at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, he posed for photos with Sudanese swimmer Mohamed Ibrahim, who had finished last in the event. "Anyone who competes here and finishes the distance is a champion regardless of their placement." (hungarytoday.hu, 15 Jul 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 15:29.36
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:23.87
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 1500m Freestyle 15:03.43 
42 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 25.49 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 54.52
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:56.27
Heats 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:01.82
Heats 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:11.34
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 3:54.28
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 53:22.1
  2019 Gwangju, KOR 25km  DNF
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:47:59.5
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 55:02.7
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 54:47.6
  2017 Budapest, HUN 25km  DNF
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:52:01.7
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 55:23.7
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Budakalász, HUN 5km 55:47.3
5 2021 Budakalász, HUN 10km 1:51:45.0
3 2021 Budakalász, HUN 5km - Team Relay 54:18.5
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 25km 4:57:53.5
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10km 1:49:28.2
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km 52:38.9
  2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km - Team Relay  DSQ
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021   10km  
2 2021 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:05.5
4 2021 Ohrid, MKD 10km 1:55:08.4
  2020   10km  
64 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:08.9
1 2019   10km  
1 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:12.7
3 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:56:04.30
2 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:22.8
1 2019 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:53:28.80
1 2019 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:06:46.30
4 2019 Ohrid, MKD 10km 2:00:24.6
5 2019 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:56:12.91
7 2018   10km  
3 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:53:01.7
43 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:59:48.30
12 2018 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:49:51.10
12 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:07.9
5 2018 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:56:37.30
1 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:57.53
4 2017   10km  
48 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:49:38.7
8 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:22.2
1 2017 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:58:18.08
1 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:31:52.4
1 2017 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:29:50.97
5 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:35.36