Krisztián Berki

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The native form of this personal name is Berki Krisztián. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Krisztián Berki
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Personal information
Full name Krisztián Berki
Nickname(s) Hosszú
Country represented  Hungary
Born (1985-03-18) March 18, 1985 (age 32)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Elite
Club 600px Bianco e Viola (Bordato).png Újpesti TE (2007- )
Blu e Giallo (Quadrati).png KSI ( -2007)
Head coach(es) István Kovács
Eponymous skills Pommel Horse

Krisztián Berki (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkristiaːn ˈbɛrki]; born March 18, 1985 in Budapest) is a Hungarian artistic gymnast. He is a pommel horse specialist. In 2016 a pommel horse element of difficulty level 'E' was named after him.[1]

Sports career[edit]

He is the 2012 Olympic Champion,[2] the 2010, 2011, and 2014 World Champion, and the 2007 and 2009 World silver medalist. He is also the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012[3] 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, and represented by STRONGAA Management.

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berki Krisztiánról elemet neveztek el" (in Hungarian). MNO. 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Krisztian Berki". Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Krisztian Berki". Daily Mail. London. 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Berki thwarts Smith's gold medal dream". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Dániel Gyurta
Dániel Gyurta
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
2010-2011
2014
Succeeded by
Dániel Gyurta
László Cseh