Often Lost in Epic Shadows, Hungarian Laszlo Cseh Still Excelling at High Level

Laszlo Cseh by Patrick B. Kraemer

Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh has often been overshadowed by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but he continues to flourish and chase additional international medals.

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Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh has often been overshadowed by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but he continues to flourish and chase additional international medals.

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aswimfan

OT,

but why didn’t Australia field the mixed medley relay?

This is what I envision the line up:
Larkin – Packard – McKeon – Campbell (either)

With the exception of McKeon, none of them has a single swim today. Also, McKeon’s 200 free is the fourth event tonight, while the relay is last event.

This is very strange, as they are world record holders in this event and have very strong chance to win.

aswimfan

In addition, Lazslo Cseh is the only swimmer to have medaled in 7 (SEVEN!) world championships, from 2003 Barcelona where he won his first worlds medal finishing second behind Phelps in 400 IM to 2015 Kazan where he improbably won 50 fly bronze.

Bowman was very accurate when describing Cseh as “consistent and tenacious”.

Eugene

Such a nice dude. One of my favorites. Really would like to see Laszlo finally winning gold in Rio. Not many deserve it more than he does.

CharlesB

Not sure why everyone thinks that Chad Le Clos was tired. I think Wez might be right. Chad just messed around in the heats and then completely shut down after 170m in semi. He was smiling after the race and was breathing completely normally, whereas Cseh was a little puffed. Chad is a difficult character to read but I think he can go 1.42ish. Just a hunch. However, it would be great if Cseh can do it.

CharlesB

Sorry, 1.52ish.

Felix Sanchez

I think everyone apart from Bert Le Clos would love to see Cseh get an Olympic gold after all these years.

Le Clos said he thought Cseh and Seto would be faster in the final, with 1.52s required. I think they can go faster, but don’t expect anyone to quite break 1.53.

Craig Lord

I think Chad and Graham Hill will be with Bert on that one, Felix 🙂

Craig Lord

He’s one of the most pleasant, intelligent and polite swimmers you could care to meet, Eugene. I had dinner with him once after an interview: what a lovely man

Wez

Eugene and Craig, i couldn’t agree with you more.

Unlucky to be swimming in the time of Phelps, otherwise he would be so decorated.

easyspeed

Cseh is the truth! Amazing talent. Definitely up there on the list of greats.

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