Gyöngyi Dani

Gyöngyi Dani (born 3 July 1975) is a Hungarian wheelchair fencer who has won silver medals at several Paralympic Games. She was Hungary's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the postponed 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.[1] She returned with a bronze medal.

Gyöngyi Dani
Personal information
Born (1975-07-03) 3 July 1975 (age 46)
Kaposvár, Hungary
Sport
Country Hungary
SportWheelchair fencing
Medal record
Wheelchair fencing
Representing  Hungary
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Épée team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Foil team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Foil individual B
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Foil individual B
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Épée team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Épée team
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Foil team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Cheongju Foil team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Paris Foil team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Catania Foil team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Eger Foil team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Eger Foil individual B
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Paris Foil individual B
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Catania Foil individual B
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Catania Épée team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Budapest Épée team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Budapest Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Eger Épée team
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Rome Épée team
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Rome Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Cheongju Épée team

LifeEdit

Dani was born in Kaposvár in 1975. She had an accident when she was 16 that left her with spinal injuries. She took up sport in order to meet people.[2]

She was at the 2008 Paralympics as part of Hungary's fencing team competing in the Women's epee[3] and foil.

She beat the UK athlete Justine Moore in the women's individual Épée Category B before she took the silver medal. The match was at the Excel Arena in London.[4]

She was Hungary's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the postponed 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.[1] She was part of Poland's team with Éva Hajmási and Zsuzsanna Krajnyák and they achieved the bronze medal position in the women’s team foil gold. The silver and gold medals were taken by Italy and China respectively.[5]

Private lifeEdit

Dani is married to Balázs Nagy and has a son named Kristóf. She lives in Érd.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Gyongyi Dani - Alpine Skiing, Wheelchair Fencing | Paralympic Athlete Profile". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  2. ^ "Dani Gyöngyi". Magyar Paralimpiai Bizottság (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  3. ^ Limited, Alamy. "Stock Photo - 2008 Paralympic Games Gyongyi Dani of Hungary (l) against Yui Chong Chan of Hong Kong (l) in women's individual epee wheelchair". Alamy. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  4. ^ "GB's Justine Moore competes in wheelchair fencing". ITV News. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  5. ^ "China end wheelchair fencing on a high after team foil golds at Tokyo 2020". www.insidethegames.biz. 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2021-08-29.