Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary) – World Open Water Swimming Association



Kristóf Rasovszky, whose nickname is The Balaton Shark, performed consistently well throughout 2019. He won the always competitive FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series and the tough 5 km race at the FINA World Championships. He qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by placing a close 4th in the 10 km FINA World Championships in South Korea. On the pro 10 km Marathon Swim World Series, the 22-year-old finished 2nd (1.3 seconds from 1st) in Qatar, 3rd in Seychelles (2.3 from 1st), won in Balatonfüred (by 7 seconds), won in lac St-Jean (by 12.5 seconds), won in lac Mégantic (by 1.8 seconds), and 5th in Chun’An (12.7 seconds from 1st) to capture his first World Series title. For competing so strongly in every race he entered among the world’s fastest swimmers, for qualifying for the 2020 Olympics amid a busy global travel schedule, and for his noble competitive spirit and composure during the highest levels of competition especially during the final sprint to the finish.

Date of Birth
27 Mar 1997

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence

Languages Spoken
English, German, Hungarian

Name Of Coach
Laszlo Szokolai

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