Tamas DARNYI

Hungary HUN

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Seoul 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1967
Olympic Results

Biography

Tamas DARNYI

The most demanding of swimming events is the individual medley, in which the swimmer must use each of four strokes. The greatest medley swimmer in Olympic history is Tamás Darnyi of Hungary.

A double double

When Darnyi was 15 years old, he lost the vision in his left eye as a result of being hit by an icy snowball three years earlier. He entered the 1988 Olympic Games as the world record holder in both the 200m and 400m medleys. In Seoul he won both races and set another world record in each. At the Barcelona Games in 1992, Darnyi successfully defended both of his Olympic titles and completed an eight-year stretch during which he was undefeated at either distance.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Barcelona 1992

G
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
G
400 metres Individual Medley
400 metres Individual Medley Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Seoul 1988

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200 metres Backstroke
200 metres Backstroke Swimming
G
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
G
400 metres Individual Medley
400 metres Individual Medley Swimming

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