Top Hungarian swimmer Dániel Gyurta announces retirement
Hungarian Olympic, world and European champion swimmer Dániel Gyurta announced on Tuesday that he has retired from competition.
“It is perhaps one of the toughest moments in my life but I had to realise that I can no longer surmount the plenty of difficulties I have had to face recently,” he said, referring to a series of injuries.
Gyurta triumphed in the 200-metre breaststroke in the 2012 Olympics, as well as in three world championships and two European championships. He won the same event in two world short-track championships as well.
Gyurta, who is a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, said he would not lose touch with swimming but ruled out that he would become a coach.
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