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Dániel GYURTA
Sport Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born04 May 1989 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.85 m
Weight 76 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to try the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Dani, D (Athlete, 26 Mar 2007; Swimming World and Junior Swimmer 01 Feb 2005)
Hobbies
Bodyboarding, listening to music. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Norbert Rozsa. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2012 and 2013 he was named Sportsman of the Year in Hungary. (swimswam.com, 20 Dec 2013; Nemzeti Sport, 21 Dec 2012)

He was presented with a UNESCO International Fair Play Award in 2012 after he gave a replica of his Olympic gold medal in the 200m breaststroke to the family of Alexander Dale Oen, the Norwegian swimmer who had died earlier in 2012 from heart disease. (swimswam.com, 02 Dec 2015)

He was named Hungarian Male Athlete of the Year in 2009. (gyurtadaniel.com, 2012)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Gergely has represented Hungary in swimming, competing at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2017; swimvortex.com, 16 Jul 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from the sport in March 2018. "I am saying goodbye to competitive swimming. I am not a 'give up type of guy', but I had to admit that it's time to let go." (swimswam.com, 27 Mar 2018)

ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
In August 2016 he was voted on to the International Olympic Committee [IOC] Athletes' Commission by his fellow athletes across all sports. He has also served as a member of the European Olympic Committee [EOC] Athletes' Commission. (Facebook page, 14 Feb 2017; fie.org, 19 Aug 2016; mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)

INTERNATIONAL FIRST
He became the first man to win the 200m breaststroke three times at the world championships with his gold medal at the 2013 edition in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:11.28
17 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.26
9 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.89
1 2012 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:07.28 
5 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.02
4 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 59.53 
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.31
5 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:09.22
2 2004 Athens, GRE 200m Breaststroke 2:10.80
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:11.28
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.76
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.13
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:08.10
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.71
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:07.23
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.09
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.41
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.25
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Breaststroke 2:07.64
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 28.41
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.26
6 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Breaststroke 2:11.62
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Breaststroke 1:03.33
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:58.58
Semifinal 2003 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:14.84
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:01.49
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:27.14
1 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:01.35
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
2 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:03.47
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 58.16
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 28.15
4 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 59.88
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.11
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.60
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.57
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.95
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.64
7 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.73
5 2008 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:12.44
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:02.34
Semi Final 2006 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:14.14
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Breaststroke 2:01.99
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 57.45
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.62
1 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 57.08
1 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:00.72
5 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.86
5 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Breaststroke 57.56
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Breaststroke 2:02.37
2 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 56.72
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:00.67
1 2007 Debrecen, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:05.49
1 2006 Helsinki, FIN 200m Breaststroke 2:06.58
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014   Overall  
3 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.93
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:03.40
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.25
1 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:01.06
1 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.04
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:00.48
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 57.11
3 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.87
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:02.51
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.35
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.56
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:01.88
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 57.20
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.59
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:02.30
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 56.87
2 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.60
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:02.12
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.23
6 2013   Overall  
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:03.09
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.34
1 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:01.37
2 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 56.79
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:01.44
2 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 57.10
6 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 27.03
1 2013 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:02.62
1 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 57.31
1 2013 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:01.30
2 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.37