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Full name  Hanna Miluska
Name  Hanna Miluska
National team  Switzerland
Height  1.78 m

Sport  Swimming
Weight  72 kg
Club  SV Beider Basel
Coach  Axel Mitbauer
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Born  29 May 1984 (age 31) (1984-05-29) Binningen, Switzerland
College team  University of Alabama (U.S.)
Strokes  Freestyle swimming, Open water swimming

Hanna Miluska (born May 29, 1984) is a Swiss former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events and open water marathon. She is a two-time medalist in the 5 km open water at the World and European Championships. Miluska is also a member of Beider Basel Swimming Club (German: Schwimmverein Beider Basel), and is trained by her long-time coach Axel Mitbauer. She is also the daughter of former rower Ivan Miluška, who played for Czechoslovakia in the men's pairs at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

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Miluska made her own sporting history in 2002 as an open water swimmer. She won a total of two medals in the 5 km open water: silver at the European Championships in Berlin (1:00:27), and bronze at the FINA World Championships in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (58:13).

Two years later, Miluska qualified for two swimming events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:02.65 (200 m freestyle) from the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. In the 200 m freestyle, Miluska challenged seven other swimmers on the third heat, including three-time Olympian Olena Lapunova of Ukraine. She edged out Argentina's Florencia Szigeti to take a second spot and twenty-fourth overall by 0.01 of a second in 2:03.28.

Miluska also teamed up with Chantal Strasser, Flavia Rigamonti, and Nicole Zahnd in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay. Swimming the second leg, she recorded a split of 57.60, and the Swiss team finished the heats in twelfth overall with a final time of 2:02.75.

Miluska is also a former varsity for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and a graduate of political science at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

References

Hanna Miluska Wikipedia


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