Dalma Ružičić-Benedek

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Dalma Ružičić-Benedek
Dalma Ružičić-Benedek Rio2016.jpg
Ružičić-Benedek at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born 21 February 1982 (1982-02-21) (age 35)
Budapest, Hungary[1]
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Mohak KK, Belgrade[3]

Dalma Ružičić-Benedek (Serbian Cyrillic: Далма Ружичић-Бенедек, born 21 February 1982) is a Hungarian-born Serbian[4][5] sprint canoer who has competed since 2003. She won twelve medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with seven golds, three silvers and two bronzes.[3]

Career in Serbia[edit]

In late 2012, after failing to qualify for her third consecutive Olympic Games, Dalma Ružičić-Benedek decided to compete for Serbia, country of her husband, former canoer Dušan Ružičić who is also her personal coach.[6] She made her debut for Serbia in the first stage of the 2013 World Cup in Szeged, when she won the gold medal in the K-1 500m. At the 2013 European Championship she won two gold medals at distances of 500m and 1000m.[7] Ružičić-Benedek won her first World Championship medal for Serbia in 2014, bronze in K-1 1000m.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dalma Benedek Profile". Hungarian Canoe Federation. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Dalma Ruzicic Benedek Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b Dalma Ruzicic Benedek. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ Mađari nama uzeli Natašu, a mi njima Dalmu. Mondo.rs (22 September 2012).
  5. ^ Blic Sport | Mađarska sedmostruka svetska šampionka ubuduće će veslati za Srbiju!. Sport.blic.rs (22 September 2012).
  6. ^ "Mađarska kajakašica zbog muža vesla za Srbiju!". Alo. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dalma Benedek-Ružičić niže odličja, drugo zlato za Srbiju na EP u kajaku!". Blic. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "I Dalmi Benedek-Ružičić bronza!". B92. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 

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