György Kozmann

György Kozmann (born March 23, 1978 in Szekszárd) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed since the late 1990s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two bronze medals in the C-2 1000 m event, earning them in 2004 and 2008.

György Kozmann
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Poznań C-4 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 Poznań C-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gainesville C-4 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2007 Dusiburg C-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2001 Poznań C-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zagreb C-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Milan C-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Gainesville C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Zagreb C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Szeged C-2 500 m

He has also won eleven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with five golds (C-2 500 m: 2007, C-2 1000 m: 2006, C-4 200 m: 2001, 2003, C-4 1000 m: 2001), two silvers (C-2 500 m: 2005, C-4 500 m: 2001), and four bronzes (C-2 500 m: 2006, C-2 1000 m: 2003, 2005; C-4 1000 m: 1999). From 2003 until 2008, he was the C-2 partner of György Kolonics.

In the European championships Kozmann has been a gold medalist four times - C-4 500 m (2002), C-4 1000 m (2000 and 2002) and C-2 500 m (2004).

Kolonics death came weeks prior to the 2008 Olympics, to what the pair qualified for both the C-2 500 m and the C-2 1000 m events. Kozmann refused to take part in the games, consulted with his coach, friends and Kolonics's friends, then changed his mind. He competed in the C-2 1000 m event with Tamás Kiss, and the pair finished on the third place in the C-2 1000 m final. He later received a Fair Play prize for this from the Hungarian Olympic Committee.

Kozmann is a member of the Atomerőmű SE club and is coached by Attila Szabó. He is 179 cm (5'10") tall and weighs 83 kg (182 lbs).

ReferencesEdit

  • 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. "György Kozmann". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.