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Bence PULAI
Sport Swimming
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born27 Oct 1991 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.93 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
English, Hungarian
Higher education
Coaching - University of Physical Education: Budapest, HUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Club / Team
Kobanya SC [HUN] / Testnevelesi Egyetem [HUN]:
Name of coach
Gyorgy Turi [Kobanya SC]; Csaba Sos [national], HUN
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, walking, watching movies. (mob.hu, 21 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives
His father Imre represented Hungary in canoe sprint at the Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in 1996 and gold in 2000. His brother Vince is also a Hungarian international swimmer. He was ranked 30th in the 50m freestyle at the 2012 European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Nov 2017; mob.hu, 21 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To become a coach after he retires from swimming. (fina-budapest2017.com, 28 Feb 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
26 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 52.73
9 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.89
14 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 52.40
5 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.02
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 24.31
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 52.98
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.09
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 51.61
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 23.92
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 52.73
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 24.43
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 24.41
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 1:59.66
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.66
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.11
8 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Butterfly 53.04
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.42
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:00.94
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.15
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:05.35
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 54.24
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Butterfly 1:54.36
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 52.39
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 23.94
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.10
8 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Butterfly 51.60 
9 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 1:54.04