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Krisztina Egerszegi




Krisztina Egerszegi Results


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Olympic Games:

- 5 Gold: 1988 (200m backstroke) 1992 (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 400m medley) 1996 (200m backstroke)
- 1 Silver: 1988 (100m backstroke)
- 1 Bronze: 1996 (400m medley)



World Championships:

- 2 Gold: 1991 (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke)
- 1 Silver: 1994 (200m backstroke)



European Championships:

- 9 gold: 1991 (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 400m medley) 1993 (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 400m medley) 1995 (200m backstroke, 400m medley)
- 4 silver: 1989 (100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 400m medley) 1995 (4x100 m relays medley)




World Records:

- 100m backstroke: 1:00.31 (22/08/1991 in Athens)
- 200m backstroke: 2:06.62 (25/08/1991 in Athens)



Olympic Records:

- 100m backstroke: 1:00.68 (Barcelona'92)
- 200m backstroke: 2:09.29 (Seoul'88) and 2:07.06 (Barcelona'92)








- Krisztina Egerszegi is the only woman to win five gold medals in individual swimming events.

- She was named Female World Swimmer of the Year in 1991, 1992 and 1995 by the "Swimming World" magazine, the most prestigious award in this sport. Only Kristin Otto (1984, 1986 and 1988) and Janet Evans (1987, 1989 and 1990) have won the same number of times.

- Krisztina was only 14 years old when she competed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She was the youngest swimming Olympic gold medal winner of all time.

- Krisztina became the "Queen" of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when she was the only female athlete to win three individual events (100m and 200m backstroke, and 400m I.M.)

- She was only the third swimmer in history behind Debbie Meyer (1968) and Janet Evans (1988) to win three individual events at one Olympic Games.

- Her 200m backstroke World Record of 2:06.62 set in Athens in 1991 still stands today, 15 years later.

- Her margin of victory in the 200m backstroke in Atlanta'96 (4.15 seconds) was the greatest in any women's 200m event.

- Her victory in 200m backstroke in Atlanta to become only the second swimmer in history to win the same event three times. The first was Dawn Fraser of Australia.

- In 2001 Krisztina was honored with the Olympic Order







Olympic Games


Olympic Games




Olympic Games Atlanta 1996



Olympic Games Atlanta 1996


gold 200 meters backstroke
bronze 400 meters medley



200 meters backstroke

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 2:07.83
2. Whitney Hedgepeth USA 2:11.98
3. Cathleen Rund GER 2:12.06


400 meters medley

1. Michelle Smith IRE 4:39.18
2. Allison Wagner USA 4:42.03
3. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 4:42.53





Olympic Games Barcelona 1992



Olympic Games Barcelona 1992


gold 100 meters backstroke
gold 200 meters backstroke
gold 400 meters medley



100 meters backstroke

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 1:00.68 (OR)
2. Tunde Szabo HUN 1:01.14
3. Lea Loveless USA 1:01.43


200 meters backstroke

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 2:07.06 (OR)
2. Dagmar Hase GER 2:09.46
3. Nicole Stevenson AUS 2:10.20


400 meters medley

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 4:36.54
2. Li Lin CHN 4:36.73
3. Summer Sanders USA 4:37.58





Olympic Games Seoul 1988



Olympic Games Seoul 1988


gold 200 meters backstroke
silver 100 meters backstroke



100 meters backstroke

1. Kristin Otto GDR 1:00.89
2. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 1:01.56
3. Cornelia Sirch GDR 1:01.57


200 meters backstroke

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 2:09.29 (OR)
2. Kathrin Zimmermann GDR 2:10.61
3. Cornelia Sirch GDR 2:11.45



- 100m backstroke in the Olympic Games

- 200m backstroke in the Oympic Games

- 400m medley in the Olympic Games












World Aquatics Championships




World Aquatics Championships





World Championships Rome 1994


silver 200 meters backstroke


100 meters backstroke

1. He Cihong CHN 1.00.57
2. Nina Zhivanevskaya RUS 1.00.83
3. Barbara Bedford USA 1.01.32
4. Lea Loveless USA 1.01.44
5. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 1.01.53


200 meters backstroke

1. He Cihong CHN 2.07.40
2. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 2.09.10
3. Lorenza Vigarani ITA 2.10.92






World Championships Perth 1991


gold 100 meters backstroke
gold 200 meters backstroke


100 meters backstroke

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 1:01.78
2. Tunde Szabo HUN 1:01.98
3. Janie Wagstaff USA 1:02.17


200 meters backstroke

1. Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 2:09,15
2. Dagmar Hase GER 2:12,01
3. Janie Wagstaff USA 2:13.14



- 100m backstroke in the WC

- 200m backstroke in the WC









European Championships




European Championships





European Championships Vienna 1995


gold 200 meters backstroke
gold 400 meters medley
silver 4x100 meters relays medley




200 m Backstroke
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:07.24
2. Dagmar Hase (GER) 2:10.60
3. Cathleen Rund (GER) 2:10.96


400 m Medley
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 4:40.33
2. Michelle Smith (IRE) 4:42.81
3. Cathleen Rund (GER) 4:46.22


4x100 m Relay Medley
1. Germany 4:09.97
(Cathleen Rund, Jana Dörries, Julia Vojtowitsch and Franziska van Almsick)
2. Hungary 4:12.00
(Krisztina Egerszegi, Ágnes Kovács, Edit Klocker and Gyöngver Lakos)
3. Spain 4:12.52
(Ivette María, María Olay, María Peláez and Claudia Franco)









European Championships Sheffield 1993


gold 100 meters backstroke
gold 200 meters backstroke
gold 200 meters butterfly
gold 400 meters medley




100 m Backstroke
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 1:00.83
2. Nina Zhivanevskaya (RUS) 1:01.16
3. Sandra Völker (GER) 1:01.89


200 m Backstroke
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:09.12
2. Lorenza Vigarani (ITA) 2:11.94
3. Nina Zhivanevskaya (RUS) 2:12.14


200 m Butterfly
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:10.71
2. Katrin Jäke (GER) 2:13.07
3. Bárbara Franco (SPA) 2:13.39


400 m Medley
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 4:39.55
2. Darya Shmeleva (RUS) 4:44.91
3. Hana Cerná (CZE) 4:46.37









European Championships Athens 1991


gold 100 meters backstroke
gold 200 meters backstroke
gold 400 meters medley




100 m Backstroke
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 1:00.31 WR
2. Tünde Szabó (HUN) 1:01.11
3. Dagmar Hase (GER) 1:02.41


200 m Backstroke
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:06.62 WR
2. Tünde Szabó (HUN) 2:11.42
3. Dagmar Hase (GER) 2:12.21


400 m Medley
1. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 4:39.78
2. Beatrice Coada (ROM) 4:44.67
3. Ewa Synowska (POL) 4:47.92







European Championships Bonn 1989


silver 100 meters backstroke
silver 200 meters backstroke
silver 400 meters medley




100 m Backstroke
1. Kristin Otto (GDR) 1:01.86
2. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 1:02.44
3. Anja Eichhorst (GDR) 1:03.10


200 m Backstroke
1. Dagmar Hase (GDR) 2:12.46
2. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:12.61
3. Kristin Otto (GDR) 2:14.29


400 m Medley
1. Daniela Hunger (GDR) 4:41.82
2. Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 4:44.75
3. Grit Müller (GDR) 4:46.06





- 100m backstroke in the EC

- 200m backstroke in the EC

- 400m medley in the EC

- 200m butterfly in the EC

- Relays 4x100m medley in the EC













Her Best Races



100m backstroke

1:00.31 (22/08/1991 in Athens, WR)
1:00.68 (28/07/1992 in Barcelona)
1:00.83 (05/08/1993 in Sheffield)
1:00.85 (28/07/1992 in Barcelona)
1:00.93 (26/08/1995 in Vienna)
1:01.05 (05/08/1993 in Sheffield)
1:01.05 (24/07/1996 in Atlanta)
1:01.09 (24/05/1002 in Budapest)
1:01.22 (22/08/1991 in Athens)
1:01.22 (26/08/1995 in Vienna)



200m backstroke

2:06.62 (25/08/1991 in Athens, WR)
2:07.06 (31/07/1992 in Barcelona)
2:07.24 (27/08/1995 in Viena)
2:07.34 (31/07/1992 in Barcelona)
2:07.83 (25/07/1996 in Atlanta)
2:08.63 (01/05/1994 in Sures)
2:08.74 (25/08/1991 in Athens)
2:08.84 (16/06/1996 in Budapest)
2:08.95 (01/08/1994 in Budapest)
2:09.06 (31/05/1992 in Nantere)



400m medley

4:36.54 (26/07/1992 in Barcelona)
4:38.30 (23/05/1992 in Budapest)
4:39.55 (03/08/1993 in Sheffield)
4:39.78 (20/08/1991 in Athens)
4:40.33 (22/08/1995 in Vienna)
4:41.60 (15/06/1996 in Budapest)
4:42.53 (20/07/1996 in Atlanta)
4:43.09 (20/07/1996 in Atlanta)
4:43.19 (02/04/1994 in Budapest)
4:43.22 (20/08/1991 in Athens)



200m medley

2:13.66 (03/07/1993 in Budapest)



200m butterfly

2:10.71 (03/08/1993 in Sheffield)










World Record 100m Backstroke chronology




58.97 Natalie Coughlin USA 1 JUL 2008 Omaha
59.03 Natalie Coughlin USA 30 JUN 2008 Omaha
59.21 Natalie Coughlin USA 17 FEB 2008 Columbia
59.44 Natalie Coughlin USA 27 MAR 2007 Melbourne
59.58 Natalie Coughlin USA 13 AUG 2002 Ft. Lauderdale
1:00.16 He Cihong CHN 10 SEP 1994 Rome
1:00.31 Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 22 AUG 1991 Athens
1:00.59 Ina Kleber GDR 24 AUG 1984 Moscow
1:00.86 Rica Reinisch GDR 23 JUL 1980 Moscow
1:01.50 Rica Reinisch GDR 22 JUL 1980 Moscow
1:01.51 Ulrike Richter GDR 05 JUN 1976 East Berlin
1:01.62 Kornelia Ender GDR 03 JUN 1976 East Berlin
1:02.60 Ulrike Richter GDR 14MAR 1976 Tallinn
1:02.98 Ulrike Richter GDR 01 SEP 1974 Concord







World Record 200m Backstroke chronology




2:06.09 Margaret Hoelzer USA 5 JUL 2008 Omaha
2:06.39 Kirsty Coventry ZIM 16 FEB 2008 Columbia
2:06.62 Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 25 AUG 1991 Athens
2:08.60 Betsy Mitchell USA 27 JUN 1986 Orlando
2:09.91 Cornelia Sirch GDR 08 AUG 1982 Guayaquil
2:11.77 Rica Reinisch GDR 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
2:11.93 Linda Jezek USA 28 AUG 1978 West Berlin
2:12.47 Birgit Treiber GDR 04 JUN 1976 East Berlin
2:13.50 Antje Stille GDR 13 MAR 1976 Tallinn
2:14.41 Antje Stille GDR 29 FEB 1976 East Berlin
2:15.46 Birgit Treiber GDR 27 JUL 1975 Cali
2:16.10 Birgit Treiber GDR 06 JUN 1975 Wittenberg













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