Sándor Wladár

Sándor Wladár (born 19 July 1963 in Budapest) is a Hungarian retired male swimmer. He won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in 200 m backstroke.

Sándor Wladár
Personal information
Full nameWladár Sándor
Born (1963-07-19) 19 July 1963
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
ClubKözponti Sportiskola
Újpesti Dózsa

Wladár was a swimmer of Központi Sportiskola (1972–1980), Újpesti Dózsa (1981–1985). From 1985 to 1987 he was a water polo player for Újpesti Dózsa.

He was named the Male European Swimmer of the Year in 1981 by Swimming World magazine. The same year he was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the year.

After retiring from active sport he opened a veterinarian clinic with his brother Zoltán who was also a swimmer.[1]

Wladár was elected President of the Hungarian Swimming Association (MÚSZ) on 24 September 2017.[2]


  • World Championships
    • Silver medal in 1982 (200 m backstroke)
  • European Championships
    • Gold medal in 1981 (100 m backstroke)
    • Gold medal in 1981 (200 m backstroke)
    • Silver Medal in 1983 (200 m backstroke)


  1. "Wladár Kisállat Rendelő". Wladár testvérek. Archived from the original on 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  2. "Wladár Sándor óriási többséggel az úszók új elnöke" (in Hungarian). Index. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
Preceded by
Zoltán Magyar
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
Succeeded by
Jenő Pap
Preceded by
Vladimir Salnikov
European Swimmer of the Year
Succeeded by
Michael Groß

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