< back
Gergely GYURTA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born12 Sep 1991 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.75 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Hungarian
Higher education
Marketing - Budapest Metropolitan University: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
He followed his older brother into the sport.
Club / Team
Ujpesti TE: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Csaba Sos [national], HUN
Training Regime
He trains twice a day.
General Interest
Nicknames
Gege, Gergo (origo.hu, 08 Nov 2016; vs.hu, 15 Sep 2015)
Hobbies
Puzzles. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
His brother Daniel. (fina-budapest2017.com, 23 May 2017)
Injuries
He was hospitalised in early 2017 with a viral infection. (swimswam.com, 19 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (jovoscveolia.com, 01 Nov 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in open water swimming at the Olympic Games and world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
His older brother Daniel represented Hungary in swimming at four consecutive editions of the Olympic Games between 2004 and 2016. He won gold in 2012 and silver in 2004. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2017; vasarnap.ujszo.com, 05 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (swimmersdaily.com, 21 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 15:06.24
11 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:14.81
12 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:04.22
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 15:14.20
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:03.87
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:19.90
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 7:58.70
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 15:16.84
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 15:09.21
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 15:22.50
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:06.14
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:04.74
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 1500m Freestyle  DNS
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Individual Medley 4:04.89 
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 1500m Freestyle 14:39.01 
11 2014 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:42.39
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:45.07
11 2012 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:45.83
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 3:47.19
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:31.47
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:45.19
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:18.64
16 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 15:28.70
  2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle  
4 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:57.06
7 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 7:54.32
4 2016 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:14.94
6 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:03.26
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:19.46
6 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 7:55.47
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:04.03
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:24.83
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:04.38
7 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:19.27
8 2010 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:59.95
11 2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:21.35 
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:06.33 
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 1500m Freestyle 14:46.57
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:46.43
1 2013 Herning, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:30.26
9 2011 Szczecin, POL 1500m Freestyle 14:48.53
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:10.74
3 2017 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:09.58
1 2017 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:41.84
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:44.13
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 14:33.89
8 2017 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:09.27
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:47.91
5 2016 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:47.71
4 2016 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:10.27
1 2016 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:32.69
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:47.68
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:10.57
4 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:06.98
2 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:43.61
4 2016 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:45.68
5 2016 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:09.82
2 2016 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 14:40.56
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:04.28
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:30.18
11 2014   Overall  
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:09.55
6 2014 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:47.87
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:38.27
5 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:12.00
3 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:46.02
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:38.72
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:07.26
7 2014 Moscow, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:47.10
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:46.29
3 2014 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:06.23
6 2014 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:45.25
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 14:28.35
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:06.10
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:36.38
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:45.53
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.50
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:46.95
4 2013 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:43.64
4 2013 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:10.19
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:45.13
5 2013 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:12.86
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 41:46.17
5 2013 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:10.44
7 2013 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:50.96
2 2013 Singapore, SGP 1500m Freestyle 14:58.43
8 2013 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:11.45
3 2013 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:39.06
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR 25km 4:52:57.5
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 55:02.7
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:04:00.7
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 55:23.7
13 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:37.6
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 56:08.4
18 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:49:34.6
13 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 4:49:03.9
31 2009 Rome, ITA 5 km 58:20.8
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:08.0
4 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 56:16.0
19 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 2:00:03.5
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:51.70
9 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:57:59.5
4 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:41:47.39
27 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:42:37.03