Ákos Vereckei (Sometimes listes as Ákos Vereczkei, born August 26, 1977 in Budapest) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who has competed since the late 1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two gold medals in the K-4 1000 m events (2000, 2004).
|Born||August 26, 1977|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|Club|| Bp. Honvéd (2001-2013)|
Csepel SC (1991-2001)
Pestvidéki Gépgyár SK (1987-1991)
Vereckei also won ten medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (K-1 500 m: 1998, 1999, 2001; K-4 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1999; K-4 1000 m: 2006), two silvers (K-2 1000 m: 2010, K-4 1000 m: 2003), and two bronzes (K-2 1000 m: 2002, K-4 500 m: 1999).
A member of the Budapest Honvéd FC club, he is 188 cm (6'1") tall and weighs 88 kg (194 lbs).
- Hungarian kayaker of the Year (6): 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Honorary Citizen of Csepel (2000)
- Orders and special awards
- Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Officer's Cross (2000)
- Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Commander's Cross (2004)
- Republic of Hungary Coat of arms, adorned with gold rings and Certificate of Merit (2008)
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at the Wayback Machine (archived 2010-01-05). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
- Kataca.hu profile (in Hungarian)
- Ákos Vereckei at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Ákos Vereckei at the International Olympic Committee
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