Sad news came from Florida –Hungarian swimming legend, Tamas Darnyi, became the victim of a car accident, blikk.hu reports.
According to the information, provided to the press, Darnyi wanted to surprise his wife with a fresh flower bouquet; in order to accomplish his mission, the Olympic champion took a bicycle from Delray Beach and rode around to find a local flower shop. Little did he know that this trip was going to alter his life.
According to the Hungarian magazine Blikk, Darnyi’s bicycle collided with an auto truck, which knocked the athlete over. After the wreck mentioned vehicle drove away, leaving Tamas Darnyi as a potential victim in a Hit-and-Run accident. However, minutes later the driver must have changed his mind and returned to help the Olympic champion. In the hospital doctors have diagnosed Darnyi with the fracture of the collarbone (clavicle).
“Tamas is still reeling under the shock of the accident; he is very shaken by these events. However, he would like to forget about the incident and get back to his normal life as soon as possible.” – Said the lawyer, Peter Ronai, who will represent the legendary swimmer in the Court of Law.
“We will do our best to protect interests of Tamas. In addition, the driver of the vehicle was not a legal owner of the car. In the event Tamás wins the case in court, he will donate some amount of the compensation money to a charity organization.”
Tamas Darnyi, who is now 46, is considered to be one of the greatest medley swimmers in history of this sport. He won four gold medals at two Olympic Games. He set multiple world record; Darnyi was the first swimmer to ever break the 2 minutes time in 200m. More than fifty times he has become a champion in the Hungarian competitions. After his retirement in 1994 he has opened a swim school under his own name – Tamás Darnyi Swim School (Tamás Darnyi Úszóiskola).
based on article of blikk.hu
translated by Ekaterina Egorova