Ferenc Szekszardi

Ferenc Szekszardi

Canoe/Kayak - Sprint Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:14 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's Canoe Double 1000m Final B

4:10.238 (2nd)

AUS


(Local) / 10:29 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's Canoe Double 1000m Semifinal 2

4:13.754 (5th)

AUS


(Local) / 09:21 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's Canoe Double 1000m Heat 1

4:07.372 (4th)

AUS


(Local) / 09:37 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Men's Canoe Single 200m Heat 4

44.292 (6th)


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Athlete Biography

Ferenc Szekszardi was 24 when he moved to Australia from his homeland in Hungary. He first represented Australia at the World Championship level in 2010 and Rio 2016 will be his Olympic Team debut.

The WAIS athlete has only trained sparingly with his C2 1000 partner Martin Marinov but they will get a lot of quality training time together before the Games.

Even though he had never surfed before he moved to Australia, he became a surf life saver at Bondi Beach.

Szekszardi represented Australia at the World Championships in his birth town (Szeged, Hungary) in 2011.

He is a successful small business owner in the building industry.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (C2 1000) – 2016 National Sprint Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 4th (C1 1000) - 2016 National Sprint Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 4th (C1 200) - 2016 National Sprint Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 2nd (C2 1000) – 2016 Oceania Championships (Adelaide, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • World Cup gold medal, Zagreb, Croatia 2001
  • 14th place at World Championship 2010 & 2011 representing Australia

Education

  • Tertiary
    Bachelor degree of Business & Sports Management, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Training

  • Coach
    György Zala 2014- present
  • Club
    Bays water Paddlesports Club, Bayswater, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    WAIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Budapest, Hungary

Q&A

Favourite holiday destination
Italy