Tamás Buday

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Tamás Buday
Tamás Buday, Oszkár Frey 1976.jpg
Buday (left) at the 1976 Olympics
Personal information
BornJuly 5, 1952 (1952-07-05) (age 66)
Budapest, Hungary[1]
ResidenceMississauga, Canada
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
SportCanoe sprint
ClubHonvéd Budapest

Tamás Buday (born July 5, 1952) is a Canadian sprint canoe coach and retired Hungarian sprint canoer. He competed in doubles at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics and won two bronze medals in 1976. He also won thirteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four gold (C-2 1000 m: 1978, C-2 10000 m: 1978, 1981, 1983), five silvers (C-1 1000 m: 1981, C-2 1000 m: 1977, 1979; C-2 10000 m: 1974, 1975), and four bronzes (C-1 1000 m: 1977, C-2 10000 m: 1973, 1979, 1982).[1]

In 1987, Buday defected to Canada, where he works as a national canoeing coach.[2] He is a member of the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame[3] and recipient of the Canadian Coaching Excellence Award.[4] His sons Attila and Tamás, Jr. competed in sprint canoe for Canada at three Olympics.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Tamás Buday. Sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Tamas Buday. Canoe Kayak Canada.
  3. ^ Mississauga Canoe Club. cfly.ca
  4. ^ Tamas Buday Sr and Rob Baert recognized for Coaching Contributions. Canoe Kayak Canada

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