Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Kristóf Rasovszky will help kickoff the open water swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Lake Balaton on July 15th in the 10 km race in his native Hungary.

But the 2016 Olympian in the 1500m freestyle will also represent his country in the 5 km and 25 km too. His schedule will be packed under the tutelage of the Hungarian head coach Gábor Gellért.

Kristóf has been in a good form recently, he has won a World Cup and two European Cup races in the last few weeks. He is entered in all 3 individual events, he feels the power to race in the 5K, the 10K and the 25K as well.

He achieved a good result in an international competition in Israel back in 2015 already, and he has improved a lot since then. He loves the difficulties of open water swimming and hard work. I expect him to finish in the top 6, especially in the 10K and the 25K, but he may achieve more with the help of the home crowd.”

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