József Katona (swimmer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


József Katona (swimmer)

Hungarian swimmer

Date of Birth: 12-Sep-1941

Place of Birth: Eger, Heves County, Hungary

Date of Death: 26-Dec-2016

Profession: swimmer

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About József Katona (swimmer)

  • József Katona (September 12, 1941 – December 26, 2016) was a freestyle swimmer from Hungary, who competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1960.
  • He was born in Eger, Heves, Hungary.
  • His best individual result came in 1960, when he placed fifth in 1500 m freestyle.
  • Four years later he came eighth in 1500 m freestyle.
  • At the European Championships he won a silver and a bronze medal in 1958, and became European champion in 1500 m freestyle in 1962.

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