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Full Name Krisztina Egerszegi
Date of Birth August 16, 1974
Age 49 years, 7 months, 0 days
Birthplace Hungary
Country Hungary
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Krisztina Egerszegi Biography

Krisztina Egerszegi is one of the most popular and richest Swimmer who was born on August 16, 1974 in Hungary, Hungary. Hungarian swimmer who won five Olympic gold medals at three Olympics, including three at the 1992 Barcelona games.

She is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame along with Olympic Champion Mark Spitz.

Egerszegi made her international debut at the 1987 European Aquatics Championships at the age of 13, coming fourth in the 200 m backstroke and fifth in the 100 m backstroke. At the 1988 Summer Olympics she won silver medal in the 100 m backstroke and became Olympic champion in the 200 m backstroke. At the age of 14 years and 41 days she became the youngest-ever female Olympic champion in swimming. This youth record was broken in 1992 by Kyoko Iwasaki of Japan, who won a gold medal in the 200 meter breaststroke at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games at the age of 14 years and six days. At the end of 1988, she was the top-ranked swimmer in 200 m backstroke in the world ranking as well as she became the Swimmer of the Year and the Best Female Athlete of the Year in Hungary.

Her 1988 winning in Seoul became one of the biggest TV-moments in Hungary. The famous phrase “Come on Little Mouse! Come on little girl!” (“Gyere Egérke! Gyere kicsi lány!”) by Tamás Vitray, who was the speaker on the air, is part of the popular culture. Egerszegi is still regarded as the role model of the “champion” in the country.

She is the daughter of Janos and Klara Egerszegi.

NameKrisztina Egerszegi
First NameKrisztina
Last NameEgerszegi
OccupationSwimmer
BirthdayAugust 16
Birth Year1974
Place of BirthHungary
Home Town
Birth CountryHungary
Birth SignLeo
Full/Birth Name
ParentsEgerszegi Jánosné, Egerszegi János
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseÁdám Vigassy
Children(s)Bálint Vigassy-Egerszegi, Zille Vigassy-Egerszegi, Barnabás Vigassy-Egerszegi

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At the 1989 European Aquatics Championships she competed in three events adding the 400 m medley to the 100 m and 200 m backstroke, winning silver medal in all three events despite she struggled with a strong cold during the entire Championships. At the end of that year, she topped again the world ranking in 200 m backstroke and she was selected again the Best Female Athlete of the Year in Hungary.

Krisztina Egerszegi Net Worth

Krisztina Egerszegi is one of the richest Swimmer from Hungary. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Krisztina Egerszegi's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

She made her international debut at the age of 13 during the 1987 European Aquatics Championships.

She won a total of 23 medals between the Olympics, World Championships, and European Championships.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeSwimmer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

At the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, she won the Hungarian team’s only gold and silver medal (first in 200 m backstroke, second in 100 m backstroke), with which Hungary finished 16th in the overall standings. At the Hungarian Championships, which was held in December due to the World Championships in Australia she won 12 gold medals. Egerszegi finished the year of 1990 again as the Best Swimmer and as the Best Female Athlete of Hungary.

Egerszegi won the 100 m backstroke at 1991 European Championships in Athens setting her first world record with 1:00:31. She broke Ina Kleber’s time (1:00:59) from 1984. Three days later, Egerszegi broke Betsy Mitchell’s five-years-old record (2:08.60) in the 200 m backstroke, setting her second world record at 2:06.62 min. She held this world record in the long course 200 m backstroke for 16 and half years (25 August 1991 – 16 February 2008). Her record in 200 m backstroke remained the oldest European record until 1 August 2009, when Anastasia Zuyeva (RUS) broke it at 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome. Egerszegi set her first Olympic record on 200 m backstroke with 2:09.29 in 1988, which she improved in 1992 (2:07.06). This record was broken in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics by Kirsty Coventry. Egerszegi set the Olympic record on 100 backstroke with 1:00.68 in 1992, which was broken by Diana Mocanu (1:00.21) in 2000 in Sydney. Egerszegi’s Hungarian (and world) record times on 100 m (1:00.31) and on 200 m backstroke (2:06.62) were the oldest ones on the list of the Hungarian records. The Hungarian record on 100 m backstroke was broken in 22 years later (April 2013) and the record on 200 m backstroke was broken at 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia. Both Hungarian records were set by Katinka Hosszú.

Krisztina Egerszegi's Height & Physical Stats

Krisztina Egerszegi height 5 ft 9 in Krisztina weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

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Between 1988 and 1996 she won 5 individual Olympic gold medals, which was a record for a swimmer for individual gold medal wins. This record has since been broken by Michael Phelps, who has won 13 individual gold medals. Egerszegi still holds the record with 5 individual Olympic gold medals as the most of any female swimmer in the history of the sport.

Her nickname was “Egérke” (“Little Mouse”) or “Egér” (“Mouse”), a play on her surname, because of her youthfulness and size. After the 1992 Summer Olympics, where she became the most successful swimmer with three individual gold medals, she was called Krisztina Királynő (“Queen Kristina”) both in the Hungarian and in some international media.

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In 1991 she competed at the World Championships in Perth, Australia winning both backstroke events (100 and 200 metres) and becoming the first Hungarian female swimmer of all-time who won gold medals at the World Championships. A few months later at the European Championships in Athens, Greece, she won three gold medals and set world records in the 100 m (1:00.31 min) and 200 m (2:06.62 min) backstroke events. Eleven years after Rica Reinisch, Egerszegi was the first female swimmer since 1980, who set world records on both 100 m and 200 m at the same event. Since 1983 (when Rick Carey completed this feat in Clovis, USA), Egerszegi was the first swimmer who broke both world records of the backstroke at the same event. At the Hungarian championships, she added 10 gold medals to her unique collection. In December, she won her 4 consecutive awards as the Best Swimmer and the Best Athlete of the Year in Hungary. The Italian Gazzetta dello Sport has been voted her as the world’s second best athlete.

Facts & Trivia

Krisztina Ranked on the list of most popular Swimmer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Hungary. Krisztina Egerszegi celebrates birthday on August 16 of every year.

In April 1992, along with the 2 time Olympic champion sprint canoer Zsolt Gyulay has administered the official Olympic oath on behalf of the Hungarian Olympic Team and athletes. At the Hungarian national championships, she collected 8 more gold medals. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, she won three individual gold medals, becoming the only female athlete at the Games to do so. End of 1992, she got the most votes again at the Best Swimmer and Best Athlete of the Year selection. The Gazzetta dello Sport has been top-ranked her as the Best Female Athlete of the Year.

Key Events

  1. Krisztina Egerszegi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkristinɒ ˈɛɡɛrsɛɡi]; born 16 August 1974) is a Hungarian former world record holding swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era..

  2. Eleven years after Rica Reinisch, Egerszegi was the first female swimmer since 1980, who set world records on both 100 m and 200 m at the same event..

  3. Since 1983 (when Rick Carey completed this feat in Clovis, USA), Egerszegi was the first swimmer who broke both world records of the backstroke at the same event..

  4. She broke Ina Kleber's time (1:00:59) from 1984..

  5. Egerszegi made her international debut at the 1987 European Aquatics Championships at the age of 13, coming fourth in the 200 m backstroke and fifth in the 100 m backstroke..

  6. At the 1988 Summer Olympics, she won silver medal in the 100 m backstroke and became Olympic champion in the 200 m backstroke..

  7. She is a three-time Olympian (1988, 1992 and 1996) and five-time Olympic champion; and one of four individuals (Dawn Fraser, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky being the other three) to have ever won the same swimming event at three consecutive Summer Olympics..

  8. At the end of 1988, she was the top-ranked swimmer in 200 m backstroke in the world ranking as well as she became the Swimmer of the Year and the Best Female Athlete of the Year in Hungary. .

  9. She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year on a record-breaking seven occasions (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996) and Female World Swimmer of the Year three times. .

  10. Between 1988 and 1996 she won 5 individual Olympic gold medals, which was a record for a swimmer for individual gold medal wins..

  11. Her 1988 winning in Seoul became one of the biggest TV moments in Hungary..

  12. At the 1989 European Aquatics Championships, she competed in three events adding the 400 m medley to the 100 m and 200 m backstroke, winning silver medal in all three events despite she struggled with a strong cold during the entire Championships..

  13. At the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, she won the Hungarian team's only gold and silver medal (first in 200 m backstroke, second in 100 m backstroke), with which Hungary finished 16th in the overall standings..

  14. Egerszegi finished the year of 1990 again as the Best Swimmer and as the Best Female Athlete of Hungary. .

  15. In 1991, she competed at the World Championships in Perth, Australia, winning both backstroke events (100 and 200 metres) and becoming the first Hungarian female swimmer of all time who won gold medals at the World Championships..

  16. Egerszegi won the 100 m backstroke at 1991 European Championships in Athens setting her first world record with 1:00:31..

  17. She held this world record in the long course 200 m backstroke for 16 and half years (25 August 1991 – 16 February 2008)..

  18. Egerszegi set the Olympic record on 100 backstroke with 1:00.68 in 1992, which was broken by Diana Mocanu (1:00.21) in 2000 in Sydney..

  19. End of 1992, she got the most votes again at the Best Swimmer and Best Athlete of the Year selection..

  20. After the 1992 Summer Olympics, where she became the most successful swimmer with three individual gold medals, she was called Krisztina Királynő ("Queen Kristina") both in the Hungarian and in some international media. .

  21. This youth record was broken in 1992 by Kyoko Iwasaki of Japan, who won a gold medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1992 Summer Olympics at the age of 14 years and six days..

  22. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, she won three individual gold medals, becoming the only female athlete at the Games to do so..

  23. In April 1992, along with the two-time Olympic champion sprint canoer Zsolt Gyulay has administered the official Olympic oath on behalf of the Hungarian Olympic Team and athletes..

  24. Her career was described in a 1993 book, Egerszegi, by László Ládonyi and György Volly and in a 2000 documentary film of the same title..

  25. In 1993, she claimed 10 first places at the Hungarian Championships then at the European Championships in Sheffield, England, she competed in the 200 m butterfly for the first time and went on to win four gold medals also winning the 400 m medley and the 100 m and 200 m backstroke..

  26. In 1994, she won 9 gold medals at the Hungarian Championships and then she announced that she would retire after the World Championships in Rome which was overshadowed by the suspicious Chinese swimmers' performances..

  27. She competed at the 1995 European Aquatics Championships where she won the last two of her nine European titles in the 400 m medley and the 200 m backstroke event..

  28. At the Hungarian Championship in 1995, she claimed 9 gold medals..

  29. In 1996, Egerszegi did not enter the 100 m backstroke, yet her leadoff backstroke time in the medley relay, 1:01.15, was faster than the winning time in the 100 m backstroke final..

  30. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, she won her first and only Olympic bronze medal in the 400 m medley and went on to win the 200 m backstroke becoming the second of only four swimmers in Olympic history (Dawn Fraser, Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky being the other three) to win gold for the same event at three successive Olympics (200 m backstroke: 1988, 1992, 1996). Between the winning time of Egerszegi (2:07.83) and time of the runner-up Whitney Hedgepeth (2:11.98), the margin of victory was 4.15 seconds, which is the greatest in any women's 200 m event in the swimming history..

  31. In 1996, she closed her final appearance at the Hungarian Championships with collecting 9 gold medals..

  32. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, He Cihong was 25th on the 100 m backstroke..

  33. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001..

  34. Egerszegi, one of the most prominent FINA athletes of all time, was awarded the Olympic Order on 23 June 2001, during the celebration of the Olympic Day by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (SUI)..

  35. In the same year, she became the board member of the Hungarian Swimming Association and in 2007 the member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee as well as she was named for 9th times as the Best Swimmer of the Year and for 7th times as the Best Female Athlete of the Year. .

  36. This record was broken in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics by Kirsty Coventry..

  37. Her record in 200 m backstroke remained the oldest European record until 1 August 2009, when Anastasia Zuyeva (RUS) broke it at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome. Egerszegi set her first Olympic record on 200 m backstroke with 2:09.29 in 1988, which she improved in 1992 (2:07.06)..

  38. The Hungarian record on 100 m backstroke was broken in 22 years later (April 2013) and the record on 200 m backstroke was broken at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia..

  39. In 2013, she was awarded the Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen. .

  40. On 20 August 2013, she was awarded with the highest state order of Hungary, the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary Medal by the Hungarian President János Áder..

  41. Egerszegi's record for female swimmers was broken by Katie Ledecky in 2021. .