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8 mins | May 13, 2020

Holocaust survivor to Olympic gold: the remarkable life of Eva Szekely

Listen together: she escaped the fascists as a teenager in 1944 and became swimming royalty. The Hungarian swimmer and holocaust survivor Eva Szekely, who died at the age of 92 in February 2020, broke six world records, won 44 national titles, a gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and a silver in the same event at Melbourne in 1956. Andy Bull, writing in the Guardian, tells her inspirational story.

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