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Hungarian ‘Athletes of the Year’ Elected

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.17.

World champion swimmers Katinka Hosszú and Kristóf Milák have been elected Hungary’s Athletes of the Year by the country’s sports journalists.

Hosszú, now a seven-time winner of the title, won two gold medals at the FINA world swimming and aquatics championships held in Gwangju, South Korea, last year.

Kristóf Milák

Milák won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly, breaking US star Michael Phelps’ ten-year world record.

The coach of the year title went to Zsolt Varga of the Ferencváros men’s water polo team, who won the team category.

Péter Gulácsi has been elected the football player of the year.

The women’s tennis pairing of Tímea Babos and France’s Kristina Mladenovic won the category of team competitions in individual sports.

Parakayaker Péter Pál Kiss and para athlete Luca Ekler won the disabled sports categories.

Péter Pál Kiss

The prizes were awarded at a gala at the National Theatre in Budapest late on Thursday.

images by MTI/Illyés Tibor