Krisztián Berki

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The native form of this personal name is Berki Krisztián. This article uses the Western name order.
Krisztián Berki
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Full name Krisztián Berki
Nickname(s) Hosszu
Country represented  Hungary
Born (1985-03-18) March 18, 1985 (age 29)
Budapest, Hungary
Hometown Budapest
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Elite
Club Újpesti TE
Head coach(es) Istvan Kovacs

Krisztián Berki (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkristiaːn ˈbɛrki]; born March 18, 1985 in Budapest) is a Hungarian artistic gymnast. He is a pommel horse specialist.

He is the 2012 Olympic Champion,[1] the 2010 and 2011 World Champion, and the 2007 and 2009 World silver medalist. He is also the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012[2] European Champion on that event. He won the Universiade 2009 in Belgrade. In 2010 and 2011 he was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the year for his achievements.

He is currently rated as the best pommel horse worker of all time by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. He is an athlete of Újpesti TE.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics Berki competed in and won the pommel horse competition, winning the gold medal with a score of 16.066, exactly the same score as British athlete Louis Smith, but was awarded the gold on a higher execution score.[3] Smith's GB team mate, Max Whitlock won the bronze medal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krisztian Berki". Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Krisztian Berki". Daily Mail (London). 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Berki thwarts Smith's gold medal dream". The Times Of India. Retrieved 05-08-2012. 
  4. ^ "Krisztian Berki". Retrieved 2012-08-05. [dead link]
Awards
Preceded by
Dániel Gyurta
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
2010-2011
Succeeded by
Dániel Gyurta