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KONKOLY Zsófia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthPécs, HUN
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pécs, HUN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2008 in Pecs, Hungary.
Why this sport?
"When my brother went swimming I wanted to go too. Later on I loved it and it became an important part of my life."
Club / Team
Pecsi Sport Nonprofit Zrt: Hungary
Name of coach
Arpad Jancsik [club, personal], HUN, from 2017
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Hungary
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Zsofi (Facebook profile, 12 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (bama.hu, 12 May 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian Para swimmer Tamas Sors. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Injuries
Her training was disrupted ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to an ankle injury. (bama.hu, 12 May 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is walking from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." (kozossegekpecsert.hu, 01 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2022 she received the Youth Capital Award from the city of Pecs, Hungary, in recognition of her performance at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (bama.hu, 12 May 2022)

In September 2016 she was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit in Hungary. (parlament.hu, 23 Sep 2016)
Milestones
At age 14 years and 181 days, she was the youngest athlete from any sport to represent Hungary at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2019; sportmenu.com, 09 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Madeira, Portugal. (bama.hu, 12 May 2022)
Impairment
She was born with dysmelia and her right arm is not fully developed. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, 13 Nov 2016)
Other information
TATTOO
To mark her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she had the phrase 'The dreams come true Rio 2016' tattooed on her right leg. (Facebook profile, 23 Dec 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:55.77
14 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:45.76 
16 2016 50m Freestyle S9 31.67 
3 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:09.21
10 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:17.26 
2 2021 400m Freestyle S9 4:36.76
5 2021 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:38.66
6 2021 100m Backstroke S9 1:14.38
9 2021 100m Freestyle S9 1:04.86
2 2021 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:33.00
1 2021 100m Butterfly S9 1:06.55
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 100m Backstroke S9 1:14.50
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S9 31.75
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:12.96
6 2015 400m Freestyle S9 5:01.91
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:51.79
3 2017 100m Backstroke S9 1:17.91
6 2017 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:57.33
7 2017 400m Freestyle S9 5:27.02
4 2017 100m Butterfly S9 1:13.70
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S9 1:08.51
6 2019 100m Backstroke S9 1:15.48
7 2019 100m Butterfly S9 1:11.15
7 2019 400m Freestyle S9 5:03.16
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:44.35
1 2022 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:34.21
1 2022 100m Butterfly S9 1:07.64
2 2022 400m Freestyle S9 4:45.69
4 2022 100m Backstroke S9 1:13.89
10 2022 50m Freestyle S9 31.24
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016 50m Freestyle S9 31.36
3 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:15.88
4 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:10.67
5 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:40.93
3 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 5:00.47
3 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:54.84
3 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:15.11
5 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:07.76
5 2018 100m Butterfly S9 1:12.50
5 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:18.17
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:47.12
3 2018 400m Freestyle S9 5:02.07
6 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:27.69
1 2021 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:34.53
1 2021 100m Butterfly S9 1:07.66
1 2021 400m Freestyle S9 4:47.10
  2021 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  DSQ
4 2021 100m Backstroke S9 1:14.62
4 2021 50m Freestyle S9 30.97
2 2021 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:42.03