Botond Storcz

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Botond Storcz
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Storcz in 2013
Personal information
Born 30 January 1975 (1975-01-30) (age 43)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre
Démasz-Szeged
Budapest Honvéd FC

Botond Storcz (born 30 January 1975) is a retired Hungarian sprint canoeist. He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won three gold medals (K-2 500 m: 2000, K-4 1000 m: 2000, 2004). He also won eleven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four golds (K-1 500 m: 1997, K-1 1000 m: 1997, K-4 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1999), five silvers (K-2 500 m: 1999, K-4 500 m: 1998, K-4 1000 m: 1997, 1998, 2001), and two bronzes (K-2 500 m: 2002, K-4 500 m: 1999).

Storcz was named Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in 1997 for winning three gold medals at that year's World Championships. He worked as a canoeing coach at the Hungarian University of Physical Education. Since 2009 he is the head coach of the Hungarian National Kayak Canoe Team.

Awards[edit]

Orders and special awards
  • Ribbon Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Officer's Cross (2000)
  • Ribbon Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Commander's Cross (2004)
  • Ribbon Order of Merit of Hungary – Commander's Cross with Star (2012)

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
István Kovács
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1997
Succeeded by
Tibor Gécsek