Danuta Kozák

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Danuta Kozák
Kozak Danuta.jpg
Personal information
NationalityHungarian
Born (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 34)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
CountryHungary
Sport Sprint kayak
Event(s)K-1 200 m, K-1 500 m, K-2 200 m, K-2 500 m, K-2 1000 m, K-4 500 m
ClubKSI (1996–08)
Bp. Honvéd (2009–12)
Újpesti TE (2013–20)
Ferencvárosi TC (2021– )
Coached byBéla Somogyi
Medal record
Event1st2nd3rd
Olympic Games 510
World Championships 1422
European Championships 1671
European Games 331
Total38134
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 London K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2012 London K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Rio de Janeiro K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Rio de Janeiro K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Beijing K-4 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Dartmouth K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2009 DartmouthK-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Poznań K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Szeged K-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2011 SzegedK-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Duisburg K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 DuisburgK-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 DuisburgK-1 4×200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Moscow K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2014 MoscowK-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Milan K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Montemor-o-Velho K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2018 Montemor-o-Velho K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2018 Montemor-o-Velho K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2011 SzegedK-1 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2015 MilanK-4 500 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Duisburg K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2019 Szeged K-1 500 m
European Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Baku K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2015 Baku K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2019 Minsk K-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2019 Minsk K-1 200 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2019 Minsk K-1 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2019 Minsk K-2 500 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2015 Baku K-1 200 m
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Pontevedra K-2 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Milan K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2008 MilanK-4 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Brandenburg K-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Trasona K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Belgrade K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2011 BelgradeK-2 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Montemor-o-Velho K-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Brandenburg K-1 200 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2014 BrandenburgK-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2014 BrandenburgK-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Moscow K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 MoscowK-2 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 MoscowK-4 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Belgrade K-1 500 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2018 BelgradeK-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2008 MilanK-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2009 BrandenburgK-1 4×200 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2010 TrasonaK-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2011 BelgradeK-4 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Zagreb K-1 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2013 Montemor-o-VelhoK-1 500 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 BelgradeK-1 200 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2012 ZagrebK-4 500 m

Danuta Kozák (Hungarian pronunciation:  [ˈdɒnutɒ ˈkozaːk] ; born 11 January 1987) is a Hungarian sprint canoer. Her mother is of Polish descent. [1] She has won one silver and five Olympic gold medals, three of which in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, making her the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics.

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Career

Kozák has competed since the late 2000s. She won a silver medal in the K-4 500 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Kozák then won a gold medal at the London Olympics in the Kayak Four (K4) 500m team event with Gabriella Szabó, Katalin Kovács and Krisztina Fazekas Zur for Hungary. She also won the gold medal in the Kayak Single (K1) 500m. [2] She won three gold medals in the Kayak Single (K1) 500m, Kayak Pairs (K2) 500m and Kayak Four (K4) 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; a feat compounded with her reeling from a stomach infection one day before the events. [3] The latter results made her the most successful Hungarian sprint canoer and the only female athlete to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics.

Kozák has also won eighteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with fourteen golds (K-1 500 m: 2013, 2014, 2018; K-2 200 m: 2011; K-2 500 m: 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018; K-4 500 m: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018 and K-1 200 m relay: 2013), two silvers (K-1 500 m: 2011 and K-4 500 m: 2015) and two bronzes (K-1 500 m: 2019, K-2 1000 m: 2007).

Awards

Orders and special awards

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References

  1. "Danuta Kozak (HUN) K1W 500m". Magazine.CanoeICF.com. 26 July 2016. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016.
  2. "Kozak of Hungary wins gold in women's K-1 500". The Times Of India. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. "Így gyógyították meg Kozákot". Origo.hu (in Hungarian). 18 August 2016.
Awards
Preceded by
Katinka Hosszú
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
2018
Succeeded by
Katinka Hosszú