Monday, August 13, 2012

Good Job Hungary!





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The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games has been the most successful Olympics for Hungary in 20 years! Hungary placed 9th place at London 2012. This is the first time that Hungary has come in the top ten since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The Hungarian Olympic Team won a total of eight gold, four silver and five bronze medals at the London Olympics.

In Beijing in 2008, Hungary finished in 21st place, and 13th place at both the Athens (2004) and Sydney (2000) games. The president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Zsolt Borkai, said that the Hungarian performance at the 2012 games had been a real success. Overall, Hungary won at total of 17 medals at the London games.

Taking Hungary's population and national wealth into account, Hungary was the most successful nation in Europe at the 2012 games! Only New Zealand and a few Caribbean island states performed better in this type of ranking. Both Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and President János Áder congratulated all the Hungarian Olympic Team members and expressed their appreciation of the Hungarian Olympic Team's achievements at the games. An official ceremony in honour of the nation's Olympic athletes will take place on August the 20th, which is Hungary's most important national holiday.

 Results for Hungary

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Áron Szilágyi Fencing Men's sabre July 29
 Gold Dániel Gyurta Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke August 1
 Gold Krisztián Berki Gymnastics Men's pommel horse August 5
 Gold Krisztián Pars Athletics Men's hammer throw August 5

Rudolf Dombi
Roland Kökény
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres August 8

Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Katalin Kovács
Krisztina Fazekas
Canoeing Women's K-4 500 metres August 8
 Gold Danuta Kozák Canoeing Women's K-1 500 metres August 9
 Gold Éva Risztov Swimming Women's marathon 10 kilometre August 9
 Silver Miklós Ungvári Judo Men's 66 kg July 29
 Silver Tamás Lőrincz Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg August 7

Zoltán Kammerer
Dávid Tóth
Tamás Kulifai
Dániel Pauman
Canoeing Men's K-4 1000 metres August 9

Katalin Kovács
Natasa Dusev-Janics
Canoeing Women's K-2 500 metres August 9
 Bronze Éva Csernoviczki Judo Women's 48 kg July 28
 Bronze László Cseh Swimming Men's 200m individual medley August 2
 Bronze Péter Módos Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg August 5
 Bronze Natasa Dusev-Janics Canoeing Women's K-1 200 metres August 11
 Bronze Ádám Marosi Modern pentathlon Men's August 11
Medals by sport
Sport Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Canoeing 3 2 1 6
Swimming 2 0 1 3
Athletics 1 0 0 1
Fencing 1 0 0 1
Gymnastics 1 0 0 1
Judo 0 1 1 2
Wrestling 0 1 1 2
Modern pentathlon 0 0 1 1
Total 8 4 5 17