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Gitta Raczko

Swimming
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Biography

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

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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 6
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 6
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 6
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Medley SM7 Heat 2 9999
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 9999
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 3
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 7
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 3 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 9999
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 15
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Medley S1-6 Final Round 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 15
Women's 4x50 m Medley S1-6 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Medley SM7 Heats 10
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 16
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 10
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2012-08-31 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2012-09-05 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2013-08-16 5
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2013-08-16 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2013-08-17 9
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2013-08-18 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2015-07-14 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2015-07-14 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2015-07-16 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2016-09-11 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2016-09-13 5