Ilona Novák

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Ilona Novák (May 16, 1925 – March 14, 2019) was a Hungarian swimmer and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, where she finished 4th in 100 m backstroke and 5th in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.

At the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki she received a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay as captain of the Hungarian team.[1] She was added into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1973.[2][3]

She was born in Budapest and died on March 14, 2019 in Budapest, aged 93.[4]

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  1. "1952 Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Swimming" Archived 2007-02-21 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  2. "ISHOF 1973 Honorees" Archived 2007-12-14 at the Wayback MachineInternational Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  3. "EVA & ILONA NOVAK (HUN) – 1973 Honor Swimmers" Archived 2008-01-22 at the Wayback MachineInternational Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  4. Meghalt Novák Ilona (Hungarian)