András Hargitay

András Hargitay (born 17 March 1956) is a retired swimmer from Hungary, who won the bronze medal in the 400 m individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He finished fourth in the same event at the 1976 and 1980 Games, missing the bronze medal by less than 0.3 seconds in both cases. In 1974, he set a new world record in the 400 m medley.

András Hargitay
Hargitay in 1971
Personal information
Full nameHargitay András
Born (1956-03-17) 17 March 1956
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
StrokesIndividual medley
ClubKözponti Sportiskola
Budapesti Honvéd Sportegyesület

He was named Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in 1975 after winning two gold medals at the 1975 World Aquatics Championships.

See also


  • "András Hargitay at". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
  • Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.
Preceded by
Gary Hall Sr.
Men's 400 metre individual medley
world record holder (long course)

20 August 1974 2 April 1976
Succeeded by
Zoltán Verrasztó
Preceded by
Zoltán Magyar
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
Succeeded by
Miklós Németh

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