U of L swimmer Eszter Povazsay named to Hungary's Olympic team

U of L swimmer Eszter Povazsay named to Hungary's Olympic team

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U of L swimmer Eszter Povazsay named to Hungary's Olympic team

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WHAS11.com

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 29 at 4:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville swimmer Eszter Povazsay has officially been named to the Hungary Olympic Swimming Team and will compete in London next month.  Her inclusion marks the fourth Cardinal to be headed to the 2012 Olympic Games, joining Joao De Lucca, Carlos Almeida and Pedro Oliveira.
 
Povazsay continued to show her strength in the backstroke events as a junior. At the BIG EAST Championships, she competed in the 100- and 200- backstroke and 100-fly individually, as well as the 800-free relay and 400-medley relay. Eszter placed sixth in the 100-fly in 54.69 and was the BIG EAST Champion in the 100-back in 54.25 on a tough double day. 

In the 200-back, she placed fourth in 1:57. 86. As the anchor leg in the 800-free relay that placed fourth, she split 1:48.00 and as the lead off leg in the 400-medley relay that placed second, she split 54.35. Eszter was named a two-time All BIG EAST Performer.

In dual meet action, she earned a second place finish in the 100-back against Indiana and a first place finished in the 200-free against in-state rival Kentucky.

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