One of the greatest promises of Hungarian swimming, 13-year-old Fanni Gyurinovics competes the first time at an adult World Championships

Thursday, November 27, 2014

At age 13, Fanni Gyurinovics will compete the first time in her life at an international tournament as a member of the Hungarian national team. The extremely talented young swimmer will fly to Doha Short Track World Championships to gain international experience for the Rio summer games.

The Hungarian team will have another 13-year-old as its member - Ajna Késely.

Fanni Gyurinovics is the youngest ever Hungarian swimmer to compete at an adult World Championship. She weighs 49kg and is 161cm tall.

According to the head-coach of the Hungarian national team László Kiss, Fanni is not expected to win gold medal at Doha, but she can acquire precious international experience, which can help her at Rio Olympics; but, her real event will be the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said the head-coach.

Fanni is the native of Baja, which is also the home-town of multiple World Champion and Wold Cup winner swimmer Katinak Hosszú. The other interesting thing about Fanni is that her swimming talent has been discovered by Katinka Hosszú's grandfather.

When she was asked how did she learn about the good news she said: My father told me he had a surprise for me. I said “what is that do I get a baby sister? No, you gonna go to Doha” he replied.

In Doha, Fanni competes in 50m and 100 m freestyle and three breaststroke events.

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