New national swimming coach to lead Hungary to gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer

Hungary appoints new national swimming coach to lead them to glory in Rio this summer

The future of Hungary's swim team has been assured by the appointment of a new national team coach and a focus on winning at least four gold medals at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Speaking at the annual congress of the Hungarian Swimming Federation in Budapest over the weekend, President Tamas Gyarfas said the changes will mean swimmers can go to Rio with clear heads, following the recent Laszlo Kiss scandal.

Meanwhile, Kiss' successor as national team coach, Andras Hargitay, told Germany's DW that he is determined to turn the page for Hungary's swim team so they can focus on winning gold at the Olympics.

"I can calm everyone down; the swimmers, the coaches, the public as well as international opinion. Hungarian swimming, the national swimming team and the federation will do everything in their power to ensure that the national team produces the best results possible in Rio," Hargitay said.