Valter Kalaus won three gold and two silver medals at the Masters Swimming European Championships organized by LEN (European Aquatics) in Madeira last week.
The managing partner of Newmark VLK Hungary has been swimming since the age of 5. He was a member of the Seoul Olympic team in 1988, and to this day he still competes in the Masters category for World and European Championship titles, while he also strengthens the Hungarian swimming as a board member of the Hungarian Swimming Association for several years.
With his routine he achieved time results that even beat younger age group swimmers at the European Masters Short Course Championships held last week in Madeira. As a swimmer of the Budapesti Honvéd Sports Club, he was able to stand on the podium a total of five times, winning three gold medals (100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 1.5 km open water) and two silver medals (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle).
“It is not easy to combine the preparation for the Championships with my everyday work load and my family life, but now that the Masters European Championship has ended so successfully for me, I can say that it was well worth it and now I’m preparing for the World Masters Championships which will be held in February, 2024 in Doha. My goal was to win a medal in every race that I entered and I have accomplished that. Now I am very happy and at the same time, I owe a huge “Thank you” to everyone who helped me during my preparation process,” said Valter Kalaus.
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