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Dávid
Verrasztó
HungaryHungary, HUN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
22 August 1988
Height
180 cm
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
English, German, Hungarian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
He tried other sports as a child but decided to follow his parents into swimming.
Club / Team
Ferencvarosi Torna Club [FTC]: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Csaba Sos [national], HUN; Akos Molnar [personal], HUN
Training Regime
He trains for four days a week and incorporates 90 minutes of dryland training into his routine.

General Interest

Hobbies
Driving, wakeboarding, go-karting. (fina.org, 04 Oct 2018; mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, British rally driver Colin McRae. (mob.hu, 12 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives
His father Zoltan, sister Evelyn and aunt Gabriella have all represented Hungary in swimming at the Olympic Games. His father Zoltan won silver and bronze at the 1980 Games in Moscow, while his sister Evelyn competed at the Games in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. His aunt Gabriella participated at the 1976 Games in Montreal. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Oct 2018; fina.org, 04 Oct 2018; origo.hu, 15 Sep 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the world championships. (fina.org, 30 Jul 2017)
Other information
COFFEE BREAK
In 2017 he opened a coffee shop in Budapest, Hungary called Kaffeine. He opened the shop from during a break from swimming from early 2017 to October 2017. "I have to relax so I don't think 24 hours about swimming, swimming, swimming every day. After Rio [2016 Olympic Games] I was even more sure I had to change something." (fina.org, 04 Oct 2018)