Dániel Gyurta at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games
|Swimming style (s) :||chest|
|Birthday:||May 4th 1989|
|Place of birth:||Budapest|
The Hungarian breaststroke swimmer Gyurta was one of the most sensational medal winners at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens . He became the youngest swimming medalist at the Olympic Games in the 200m chest. The 15-year-old Hungarian won the silver medal behind the Japanese Kōsuke Kitajima , ahead of the current US world record holder Brendan Hansen .
Gyurta's swimming style is characterized by restraint over the first 150 m, in order to then ensure a decision from behind with a brilliant final spurt on the last 50 m lane. In this style he wrestled the American down. However, the exceptional swimmer from Japan was out of reach for him.
At the European Short Course Championships in 2009 , he won the gold medal over the 200-meter chest and the silver medal over the 100-meter chest.
Gyurta achieved his greatest success so far at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 , where he became Olympic champion over 200 meters chest in a world record time of 2: 07.28 minutes. This record was undercut by the Japanese Takihiro Yamaguchi by 0.27 s in September . Gyurta bequeathed a replica of his gold medal to the parents of his Norwegian competitor Alexander Dale Oen, who had died a few months earlier .
At the short course world championships in 2012 in Istanbul in December of that year, he climbed to the podium again (2: 01.35 minutes).
He has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2016 .
|World records (1)|
|200 m chest||02: 07.28 min||August 1, 2012||London|
- Dániel Gyurta in the Swimrankings.net database (English)
- Dániel Gyurta in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- http://www.news.com.au/sport/london-olympics/daniel-gyurta-makes-copy-of-gold-medal-for-family-of-norways-alexander-dale-oen/story-fndpu6dv -1226442722824
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Hungarian swimmer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 4th 1989|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Budapest , Hungary|