Botond Storcz

Botond Storcz (born 30 January 1975) is a retired Hungarian sprint canoeist. He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won three gold medals (K-2 500 m: 2000, K-4 1000 m: 2000, 2004). He also won eleven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four golds (K-1 500 m: 1997, K-1 1000 m: 1997, K-4 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1999), five silvers (K-2 500 m: 1999, K-4 500 m: 1998, K-4 1000 m: 1997, 1998, 2001), and two bronzes (K-2 500 m: 2002, K-4 500 m: 1999).

Botond Storcz
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Storcz in 2013
Personal information
Born30 January 1975 (1975-01-30) (age 46)
Budapest, Hungary
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
SportCanoe sprint
ClubMagyar Testgyakorlók Köre
Démasz-Szeged
Budapest Honvéd FC
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Dartmouth K-1 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Dartmouth K-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Dartmouth K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Dartmouth K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1998 Szeged K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1998 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Milan K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Milan K-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Milan K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2001 Poznań K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Seville K-2 500 m
Canoe Sprint European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Plovdiv K-1 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Plovdiv K-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Plovdiv K-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2000 Poznań K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2004 Poznań K-4 1000 m

Storcz was named Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in 1997 for winning three gold medals at that year's World Championships. He worked as a canoeing coach at the Hungarian University of Physical Education. Since 2009 he is the head coach of the Hungarian National Kayak Canoe Team.

AwardsEdit

Orders and special awards

ReferencesEdit

  • Kataca.hu profile (in Hungarian)
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). 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)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Botond Storcz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
Awards
Preceded by
István Kovács
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1997
Succeeded by
Tibor Gécsek