The international swimming portal, Swimswam, shared the top 20 best swimmers of the 2010s. Among the swimmers, there are two excellent Hungarians representing the country as the only Hungarians on the list.
Dániel Gyurta (20th on the list) was absolutely unbeatable in his speciality event, the 200m breaststroke, for most of the decade. He won essentially everything that he could win in the 200m breaststroke from 2009 through 2014, including European and World Championships. Gyurta also broke the World Record in the 200m breaststroke in 2012, clearing out the old super-suit record from three years ago.
In 2018, the then-28-year-old swimmer announced a full retirement from swimming in order to focus on his sports diplomat career in the future.
Katinka Hosszú (3rd on the list) left her mark on this decade with not only what she did in the pool, but also with what she did out of it. Although the 2012 Olympic Games did not start as she expected, the following years had many successful moments for her.
In Rio, she put up an inspiring performance in the 400m individual medley, beating her own world record by two seconds and winning by five. She went on to win the 100m back and 200m medley as well.
The Hungarian swimmer is one of the most successful and valuable Hungarian sportspeople. Reportedly, Hosszú is currently coaching herself for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
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