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RÁCZKÓ Gitta
Sport Para swimming
NPC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Age46
Place of BirthVeszprém, HUN
Height1.68 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB5, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
In primary school all the children had to learn to swim.
Club / Team
Ferencvarosi Torna Club: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Laszio Formaggini [club], HUN, from 2013; Csaba Sos [national], HUN
Senior International Debut
Year
1989
Competing for
Hungary
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach, Paczulak Andras. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
German para-swimmer Kristen Bruhn. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fair play." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was Hungary's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 1992 100m Backstroke S7 1:44.04
4 1992 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:03.62
5 1992 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay S1-6 3:44.21
8 1996 100m Backstroke S7 1:43.18 
3 1996 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:03.07 
1 1996 4 x 50m Medley Relay  S1-6 3:22.65 
5 2000 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:58.16 
8 2000 50m Butterfly S7 45.58 
3 2004 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:55.87
9 2004 50m Butterfly S7 43.99
7 2004 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:30.02
3 2008 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:54.49
9 2008 50m Butterfly S7 44.81
8 2008 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:30.36
Heats 2012 50m Butterfly S7 48.06
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:42.57
6 2012 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:56.61
12 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:58.76 
9 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:43.63 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 1998 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:02.51
8 2002 100m Backstroke S7 1:45.51
4 2002 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:04.47
5 2002 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:37.81
3 2006 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:00.09
9 2006 50m Butterfly S7 50.11
6 2006 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:37.79
6 2010 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:00.76
6 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:50.81
8 2010 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:43.14
6 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:32.15
10 2010 50m Butterfly S7 49.67
5 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:37.08
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:59.79
5 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 4:03.22
Heats 2013 50m Butterfly S7 47.99
8 2013 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:47.49
4 2015 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:58.82
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:38.31
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:59.42
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:42.19
4 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:36.98
4 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:57.03
4 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 5:14.90
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:38.07
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:00.69