Roland Kökény

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Roland Kökény
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 London K-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2001 Poznań K-4 1000 m
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2003 Gainesville K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2013 Duisburg K-2 1000 m
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2011 Belgrade K-2 1000 m

Roland Kökény (born 24 October 1975) is a Hungarian sprint canoer who competed from the early 2000s in European and World Championships as well as the Olympic Games. A member of the Esztergom Kayak-Canoe club, he is 185 centimetres (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 82 kilograms (181 lb; 12.9 st).

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Biography

Born in Miskolc, Kökény won four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-2 1000 m: 2005, K-4 1000 m: 2006) and two silvers (K-4 1000 m: 2001, 2003).

Miskolc City with county rights in Northern Hungary, Hungary

Miskolc (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmiʃkolt͡s] is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary. It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.

The ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships are an international event in canoeing, one of two Summer Olympic sport events organized by the International Canoe Federation. The World Championships have taken place every non-Olympic year since 1970 and officially included paracanoe events since 2010; since 2012, paracanoe-specific editions of this event have been held in Summer Paralympic years.

The 2005 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Zagreb, Croatia, in August 2005.

Kökény also competed in three Summer Olympics, at the London Olympics of 2012, he won the gold medal together with Rudolf Dombi for his country in the Kayak Double (K2) 1000m. [1] At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he came sixth in the K-1 1000 m event.

2012 Summer Olympics Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London in 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom. The first event, the group stage in women's football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated.

Rudolf Dombi is a Hungarian sprint canoer. He and his partner Roland Kökény won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the K-2 1000 metres event.

Hungary at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Hungary competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Hungarian athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles because of the Soviet boycott. The Hungarian Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1956. A total of 159 athletes, 97 men and 62 women, competed in 18 sports.

Awards

Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary

The Hungarian Order of Merit is the second highest State Order of Hungary. Founded in 1991, the order is a revival of an original order founded in 1946 and abolished in 1949. Its origins can be traced to the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Hungary which existed from 1922 until 1946.

Esztergom Town in Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary

Esztergom is a city in northern Hungary, 46 kilometres northwest of the capital Budapest. It lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.

Zugló District of Budapest in Central Hungary, Hungary

Zugló is the official name of the 14th district of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It is a large and mixed neighborhood, with communist era style highrise apartments sprinkled between decently kept one house residential streets. Városliget, the City Park is located at the western part of the district. Its popularity comes from the fact that it has leafy suburb style neighbourhoods closest to the city center.

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References

  1. "London 2012 Men's K2 1000m". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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