Katalin Kovács

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Katalin Kovács
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Kovács in 2016
Personal information
NationalityHungarian
Born (1976-02-29) 29 February 1976 (age 45)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Bp. Honvéd(2009- )
MTK Budapest (2001-2008)
Újpesti TE (1997-2001)
BKV Előre SC (1995-1996)
Budapest SE ( -1994)
Bp. Spartacus (1987- )
Coached by Ferenc Csipes
Medal record
Representing Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Event1st2nd3rd
Olympic Games 350
World Championships 3073
European Championships 2911
European Games 000
Total62114
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Athens K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Beijing K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 London K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2000 Sydney K-2 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2000 Sydney K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2004 Athens K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Beijing K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 London K-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1998 Szeged K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Milan K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Milan K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Poznań K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Poznań K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Seville K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Seville K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Seville K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2003 Gainesville K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2003 Gainesville K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2003 Gainesville K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Zagreb K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-2 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Duisburg K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Duisburg K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Dartmouth K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Dartmouth K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Dartmouth K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Dartmouth K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Poznań K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Poznań K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Szeged K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Szeged K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1997 Dartmouth K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1998 Szeged K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2007 Duisburg K-4 200 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2007 Duisburg K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2009 Dartmouth K-4 200 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2010 Poznań K-1 1000 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2013 Duisburg K-2 500 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1999 Milan K-1 1000 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1999 Milan K-2 500 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2001 Poznań K-1 500 m
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Zagreb K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2000 Poznań K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Milan K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Milan K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Szeged K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Szeged K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Szeged K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Poznań K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Poznań K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Poznań K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Poznań K-2 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Račice K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Račice K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Račice K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Račice K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Račice K-2 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Račice K-4 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Milan K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Brandenburg K-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Brandenburg K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Brandenburg K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Trasona K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Trasona K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Belgrade K-1 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Belgrade K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Belgrade K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Zagreb K-4 500 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-2 500 m

Katalin Kovács (born 29 February 1976) is a Hungarian sprint canoer. She competed in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics and won eight medals, with three golds (K-2 500 m: 2004, 2008, K-4 500 m: 2012) and five silvers (K-2 500 m: 2000, 2012, K-4 500 m: 2000, 2004, 2008).

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Kovács also won a record 40 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships including 30 golds (K-1 500 m: 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009; K-1 1000 m: 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009; K-2 200 m: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011; K-2 500 m: 2005, 2006; K-2 1000 m: 2005, 2006; K-4 200 m: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006; K-4 500 m: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011; K-4 1000 m: 2006), six silvers (K-1 1000 m: 2010, K-4 200 m: 2007, 2009, K-4 500 m: 1997, 1998, 2007), and three bronzes (K-1 500 m: 2001, K-1 1000 m: 1999, K-2 500 m: 1999).

She was elected Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year in 2002 and 2003. Together with Natasa Dusev-Janics she earned the title Hungarian Sportsteam of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

Awards

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Awards
Preceded by
Gyöngyi Likerecz
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Nataša Janić