|Nickname(s)||The Slovak Fish|
|Born||16 January 1976|
Piešťany, Trnava, Czechoslovakia
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Strokes||Freestyle, butterfly, medley|
|Club||ŠKP Kúpele Piešťany (Slovakia)|
Dallas Mustangs (USA)
|College team||SMU Mustangs|
Martina Moravcová (born 16 January 1976 in Piešťany, Trnava, Czechoslovakia) is a medley, butterfly and freestyle swimmer from Slovakia. She made her international swimming debut in 1991 for Czechoslovakia, and has gone on to compete in five consecutive Summer Olympics (1992–2008). She is a two-time Olympic silver medalist, both achieved at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. In the 100-meter butterfly, she finished second to Inge de Bruijn, and in the 200-meter freestyle, she finished eight one-hundredths of a second to home favorite Susie O'Neill.
Martina Moravcová was born in 1976 in Piešťany. As a child, she liked to go to the swimming pool and swim in Váh river and when she became a young girl, participated in yachting on Sĺňava Lake.In the 1990s she moved to Dallas, Texas where she started attending Southern Methodist University.
In 1999 she was named the NCAA's Women's Swimmer of the YearWhile at SMU, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top female swimmer in 1999. In 2002 and 2004, she was the top women's winner on FINA's World Cup series. Her 105 gold medals in this competition ranks her second all-time, behind Katinka Hosszú.
In 2014 she became a coach of a Slovak Swimming Camp at which she helped 700 children to achieve their goals.
Currently she is an assistant coach to Steve Collins at the Southern Methodist Universityand is a mother to two children.
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| World Record holder |
Women's 100 Butterfly (25m)
26 January – 22 November 2002
| World Record holder |
Women's 100 Individual Medley (25m)
12 December 1998 – 16 January 1999
2 April 1999
| World Cup |
Female Overall Winner
| Mare Nostrum |