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  Attila Czene
Attila Czene

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Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Czete Balazs




1999-2000: One of the top individual medley and butterfly artists in the world ... tied short-course (25 meter) 200 IM world record set by Finland's Jani Sievenen in 1994 with his 1:54.65, NCAA Championship performance in Minneapolis (3/23/00) ... ASU's first NCAA Champion since Francisco Sanchez in 1996 ... also earned All-America honors at Nationals in six other events, including 100 butterfly, 200 fly and four relay events ... also captured 200-yard IM title at the Pac-10 Championships (Mar. 3) ... won all six 200 IM races entered ... also established new Arizona State record in the 200 fly with 1:44.49, second place performance at Pac-10's (Mar. 4), besting time of 1:45.50 swam by Andy Jameson in 1987 ... member of three Devil relay teams that established school records, including 800 freestyle squad that placed second at the NCAA's (:24.73), ASU's highest-ever relay finish. International Competition: Reached the pinnacle of the swimming world on July 25, 1996 with gold medal and Olympic record-setting performance of 1:59.91 in the 200-meter IM at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta ... can also boast a bronze medal from 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain ... won 200 fly title at U.S. National Championships in Feb. 1996 with time of 1:59.47 ... touched the wall first in 200 IM competition (2:00.17) at April 1994 U.S. Nationals ... member of Athletes in Action squad that captured gold in the 400 medley relay (3:47.12) at 1996 U.S. Summer Nationals ... scored a third place finish of 2:01.84 in the 200 IM at 1994 World Championships in Rome, where he was also a member of Hungary's 400 medley relay team which placed third (3:39.47) ... Hungarians also placed third in 400 medley at 1999 World Championships in Perth, Australia in a time of 3:39.53. Personal: Majoring in business at ASU ... a graduate of Csete Balazs High School ... parents are Sandor and Valeria Czene ... has an older stster, Aniko ... enjoys listening to music in his spare time ... born June 20, 1974 ... full name is Attila Czene.

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