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Dávid VERRASZTÓ
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born22 Aug 1988 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
English, German, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
He tried other sports as a child but decided to follow his parents into swimming.
Club / Team
Ferencvarosi Torna Club: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Akos Molnar [club], HUN, Laszlo Formaggini [club]; Csaba Sos [national], HUN
General Interest
Hobbies
Cars. (origo.hu, 18 Jul 2020)
Hero / Idol
Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, British rally driver Colin McRae. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm not going to die if my opponents are better than me. The sport comes first and will remain so as long as I love swimming. If it was about money for me I would have quit 10 years ago and tried my luck as a footballer." (origo.hu, 18 Jul 2020)
Famous relatives
His father Zoltan competed in swimming at the Olympic Games in 1972, 1976 and 1980, and won silver and bronze at the 1980 Games in Moscow. His younger sister Evelyn represented Hungary in swimming at the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. His aunt Gabriella was also an international swimmer and competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. His mother Monika Gyuro won multiple national swimming titles in Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Oct 2018; fina.org, 04 Oct 2018; origo.hu, 15 Sep 2014; fina-budapest2017.com, 10 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (origo.hu, 05 Sep 2020)
Other information
COFFEE SHOP AND BAR OWNER
He runs a coffee shop in Budapest, Hungary, along with his sister Evelyn. They opened the shop in 2017 while taking a break from swimming. "I have to do something to occupy me so I don't think 24 hours a day about swimming. After [the 2016 Olympic Games in] Rio I was sure I had to make a change." He also opened a bar called Moody's with friends in Budapest, Hungary. "I love doing it, and another opportunity has come along so I jumped in. There are a lot of difficulties in this area as well, the first two years in the cafe were not easy either, but we survived and we really enjoy this kind of work as well." (origo.hu, 05 Sep 2020; infostart.hu, 18 Jul 2020; marieclaire.hu, 23 Sep 2019; fina.org, 04 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:10.59
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:15.04
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Individual Medley  DNS
35 2012 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:04.53
22 2012 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:18.31
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Individual Medley 4:15.95
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.38
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:09.90
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Individual Medley 4:13.68
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.05
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:15.67
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 1500m Freestyle 15:14.68
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Butterfly 2:00.00
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 400m Freestyle 3:52.88
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Individual Medley 4:01.56 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Butterfly 1:53.42
15 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:06.73 
3 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:01.82
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:55.55
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 1:54.55
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 400m Individual Medley 4:02.87
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Individual Medley 1:56.22
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Individual Medley 55.07
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:02.73
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 1:55.06
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:56.29
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 54.61
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:12.15
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:10.65
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 2:00.90
1 2016 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:13.15
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 2:00.97
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:00.43
1 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:11.89
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:14.23
6 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:01.70
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:02.33
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:01.08
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.72
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:12.96 
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 1500m Freestyle 15:26.72
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 400m Individual Medley 4:17.93
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 3:53.39
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 200m Individual Medley 2:02.12
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:55.62
8 2006 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:20.76
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Individual Medley 4:02.43
8 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Butterfly 1:54.32
7 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Individual Medley 1:56.12
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Butterfly 1:54.62
10 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.53
1 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:03.48
6 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Individual Medley 1:56.53
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 400m Individual Medley 4:02.54
8 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Breaststroke 2:08.11
31 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Freestyle 1:47.55
12 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke 1:54.06
11 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Butterfly 1:53.94
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Individual Medley 4:03.03
30 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:49.12
11 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:09.65
7 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 1:55.24
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 400m Individual Medley 4:03.06
7 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Individual Medley 1:56.98
10 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Individual Medley 1:54.90
57 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:52.89
17 2009 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 15:08.49
2 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Individual Medley 4:00.10
17 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Individual Medley 1:58.47
4 2008 Rijeka, CRO 400m Individual Medley 4:05.33
7 2008 Rijeka, CRO 1500m Freestyle 14:56.47
15 2007 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:47.74
9 2007 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:00.90
6 2006 Helsinki, FIN 1500m Freestyle 14:44.56
48 2006 Helsinki, FIN 200m Freestyle 1:51.35
4 2006 Helsinki, FIN 400m Individual Medley 4:09.48
9 2005 Trieste, ITA 400m Individual Medley 4:10.28
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:16.04
8 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:00.26
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 1:59.41
8 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:57.15
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:15.32
6 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:03.93
3 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 2:01.43
2 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:15.46
8 2018   Overall Ranking  
7 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:56.57
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:54.81
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:04.09
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:46.42
6 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 1:54.06
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:55.15
2 2018 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:03.05
4 2018 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:56.26
3 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:07.08
6 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:16.71
2 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 1:58.70
1 2018 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:13.44
3 2018 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:59.43
2 2018 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.71
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke 1:56.50
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 1:54.71
2 2018 Eindhoven, NED 400m Individual Medley 4:03.14
5 2018 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:55.60
7 2018 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 2:04.98
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:01.40
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 1:59.03
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:20.68
8 2018 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:15.99
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.88
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.21
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:46.93
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 15:17.53
7 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 1:55.83
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:04.21
8 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:46.58
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:03.29
40 2017   Overall  
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:44.93
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:04.31
7 2017 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:45.17
5 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:55.29
3 2017 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:03.72
16 2014   Overall  
6 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 1:58.50
2 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:02.53
4 2014 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:55.53
4 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:55.74
5 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:58.20
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:02.52
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 1:54.56
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:54.69
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:55.29
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:05.92
5 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:56.53
6 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:09.80
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:51.36
4 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:57.76
6 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:50.42
5 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:58.42
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:02.90
8 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Butterfly 1:56.72
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:53.13
8 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:02.45
17 2013   Overall  
3 2013 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:01.25
7 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:55.62
2 2013 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:03.95
4 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 1:55.54
3 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:56.14
1 2013 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:05.30
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:55.73
3 2013 Eindhoven, NED 400m Individual Medley 4:01.52
1 2013 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:06.92
5 2013 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:56.88
3 2012 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:03.19
1 2012 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 14:51.29
7 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 1:57.79
6 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:10.50
5 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:59.35
20 2011   Overall  
3 2011 Stockholm, SWE 400m Individual Medley 4:03.45
19 2010   Overall  
2 2010 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:04.62
1 2009 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:03.45