Tomáš Klobučník

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Tomáš Klobučník
Personal information
Nickname(s)Kolozh [1]
NationalityFlag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Born (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 29)
Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
ClubJ&T Sport Team Bratislava [1]
CoachGabriel Baran [1]

Tomáš Klobučník (born June 21, 1990 in Topoľčany) is a Slovak swimmer, who specializes in breaststroke events. [1] [2] He is a multiple-time Slovak swimming champion and record holder in the 100 and 200 m breaststroke, and also, a two-time Swimmer of the Year (2009 and 2011) by the Slovak Swimming Federation. [3] Klobucnik is also a resident athlete for J&T Sport Team Bratislava, and is coached and trained by Gabriel Baran. [1]

Klobucnik qualified for the men's 200 m breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by breaking a long-course Slovak record, eclipsing the FINA B-cut time of 2:13.10 at the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. [4] [5] [6] He challenged seven other swimmers in the second heat, including four-time OIympian Jakob Jóhann Sveinsson of Iceland. He raced to third place by less than 0.11 of a second behind Poland's Slawomir Kuczko in 2:13.40. Klobucnik failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed twenty-third overall in the preliminaries. [7]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he took part in the 100 m breaststroke but was unable to progress from the first round. [2]

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