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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 [FTC]: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Csaba Sos [national], HUN; Akos Molnar [personal], HUN
Training Regime
He trains for four days a week and incorporates 90 minutes of dryland training into his routine.
General Interest
Hobbies
Driving, wakeboarding, go-karting. (fina.org, 04 Oct 2018; mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, British rally driver Colin McRae. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives
His father Zoltan, sister Evelyn and aunt Gabriella have all represented Hungary in swimming at the Olympic Games. His father Zoltan won silver and bronze at the 1980 Games in Moscow, while his sister Evelyn competed at the Games in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. His aunt Gabriella participated at the 1976 Games in Montreal. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Oct 2018; fina.org, 04 Oct 2018; origo.hu, 15 Sep 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the world championships. (fina.org, 30 Jul 2017)
Other information
COFFEE BREAK
In 2017 he opened a coffee shop in Budapest, Hungary, named Kaffeine. He opened the shop while taking a break from swimming between early 2017 and October that year. "I have to relax so I don't think 24 hours about swimming, swimming, swimming every day. After Rio [2016 Olympic Games] I was even more sure I had to change something." (fina.org, 04 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:15.04
  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
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
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Individual Medley 4:03.03
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
2 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Individual Medley 4:00.10
4 2008 Rijeka, CRO 400m Individual Medley 4:05.33
7 2008 Rijeka, CRO 1500m Freestyle 14:56.47
9 2007 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:00.90
6 2006 Helsinki, FIN 1500m Freestyle 14:44.56
4 2006 Helsinki, FIN 400m Individual Medley 4:09.48
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
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
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:55.73
1 2013 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:05.30
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