|Full name||Dániel Gyurta|
4 May 1989 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
His coaches are Sándor Széles, Ferenc Kovácshegyi and Balázs Virth. On August 12, 2008 he set an Olympic record in the preliminaries of the 200-metre breaststroke at the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing. His record was broken one day later by Kitajima in the semi-finals. Gyurta finished fifth in the final.
Two years later Gyurta successfully retained the gold medal at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, thus becoming only the second man to defend the world title on 200 metre breaststroke after David Wilkie of Great Britain, who won the first two world titles, in 1973 and 1975.
At the 2012 London Olympics he won the gold medal and set a new world record for the 200m breaststroke. After the race, he offered a replica of his Olympic medal to the parents of his former competitor Alexander Dale Oen in tribute to him, a gesture much appreciated by Dale's family. Dale died 30 April 2012, only a few months before the Games began. Later, Gyurta received the international Fair Play Award from UNESCO, in respect of his medal tribute of a fallen fellow breaststroker: Alexander Dale Oen.
In long course swim pools Gyurta's bests are:
- 100 m breaststroke: 59.53 (29 July 2012, London)
- 200 m breaststroke: 2:07.23 (2 August 2013, Barcelona) Championship Record
- "Dániel Gyurta Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- Lonsbrough, Anita (12 August 2008). "Records tumble in breastroke and relays". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "Daniel Gyurta Overtakes Kosuke Kitajima for 200 Breast Gold". Swimming World Magazine. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "London Olympics: Gyurta wins 200m breaststroke gold in world record". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
- "Dani Gyurta will send a replica of his Olympic gold to Dale Oen's family". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- "Daniel Gyurta makes copy of gold medal for family of Norway's Alexander Dale Oen". News Corp Australia Network. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- "GYURTA DÁNIEL ÁTVETTE A NEMZETKÖZI FAIR PLAY-DÍJAT". Retrieved 2013-09-19.
- "DANIEL GYURTA RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL FAIR PLAY AWARD FROM UNESCO". Retrieved 2013-09-19.
- Dániel Gyurta at Swimrankings.net
|World Record Holder
Men's 200 Breaststroke
1 August 2012 – 15 September 2012
|World Record Holder
Men's 200 Breaststroke (25m)
13 December 2009–present
|Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
|European Swimmer of the Year