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Gyongyi Dani

Alpine Skiing | Wheelchair Fencing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B

Further personal information

Family
Husband Nagy Balazs, son Kristof
Residence
Érd, HUN
Occupation
Consultant
Languages
English, Hungarian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1993.
Why this sport?
She was originally involved in powerlifting and wheelchair marathon racing before deciding on wheelchair fencing, as she enjoyed the social element of the sport, which she had been introduced to by her former partner.
Club / Team
Ujpesti Torna Egylet [UTE]: Budapest, HUN

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Hungary

General interest

Injuries
She was bothered by shoulder injuries during the Paralympic cycle for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (erdmost.hu, 22 Aug 2020)

She was ruled out of contention for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver due to a broken leg. (hparalimpia.hu, 01 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named flag bearer for Hungary for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (magyarhirlap.hu, 15 Jul 2021)
Other sports
She has also represented Hungary in Para alpine skiing, competing at the 2013 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Aug 2021; Athlete, 31 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (hparalimpia.hu, 01 Jan 2020)
Impairment
She uses a wheelchair as the result of an accident at age 16. (hparalimpia.hu, 01 Jan 2020)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
She is set to retire from the sport after the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, having decided to continue following the one-year postponement of the Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I planned to put down my sword after the Paralympics, but it didn't happen that way, so I had to decide if I wanted to put another year into all this. My body felt it was enough, I'm not sure I had to do this. I had all sorts of injuries, I have practically used up the ligaments in my shoulders. All the signs showed I didn't have to compete anymore. But I've been in the Paralympic cycle for four years now, so I thought I'd make it through. I counted the days." (magyarhirlap.hu, 15 Jul 2021; erdmost.hu, 23 May 2021; erdmost.hu, 22 Aug 2020)

OCCUPATION
She works as a consultant for the National Federation of Organisations of People with a Physical Disability [MEOSZ] in Hungary. (Facebook profile, 13 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Final Round 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Epee Team Quarterfinal 303
Women's Epee Team Semifinal 202
Women's Epee Team Gold Medal Match 101
Women's Epee Individual B Bronze Medal Match 102
Women's Epee Individual B Semifinal 202
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 1
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 2
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 3
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 4
Women's Foil Individual B Quarterfinal 301
Women's Foil Individual B Semifinal 201
Women's Foil Individual B Gold Medal Match 101
Women's Foil Team Quarterfinal 303
Women's Foil Team Semifinal 202
Women's Epee Individual B Quarterfinal 303
Women's Epee Individual B Pool C 4
Women's Epee Individual B Pool C 3
Women's Epee Individual B Pool C 2
Women's Epee Individual B Pool C 1
Women's Foil Team Gold Medal Match 101
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Epee Individual B Pool A 5
Women's Epee Individual B Pool A 9
Women's Epee Individual B Pool A 12
Women's Epee Individual B Pool A 14
Women's Epee Individual B Pool A 15
Women's Epee Individual B Quarterfinal 303
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 4
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 8
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 11
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 13
Women's Foil Individual B Pool B 15
Women's Foil Individual B Quarterfinal 302
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Pool A 2012-09-04 1
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Pool A 2012-09-04 3
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Pool A 2012-09-04 4
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Quarterfinal 2012-09-04 302
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Semifinal 2012-09-04 201
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Gold Medal Match 2012-09-04 101
Women's Foil Individual Cat. B Pool A 2012-09-04 2
Women's Epee Individual Cat. B Pool B 2012-09-05 9
Women's Epee Individual Cat. B Pool B 2012-09-05 8
Women's Epee Individual Cat. B Pool B 2012-09-05 7
Women's Epee Individual Cat. B Pool B 2012-09-05 6
Women's Epee Individual Cat. B Pool B 2012-09-05 1
Women's Epee Team Cat. Open Gold Medal Match 2012-09-07 101
Women's Epee Team Cat. Open Semifinal 2012-09-07 202
Women's Epee Team Cat. Open Quarterfinal 2012-09-07 304
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-24 7
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2013-02-26 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Individual Epee Cat. B Pool 1 - Standings 2016-09-13 6
Women's Individual Epee Cat. B Pool 1 2016-09-13 15
Women's Individual Epee Cat. B Pool 1 2016-09-13 8
Women's Individual Epee Cat. B Pool 1 2016-09-13 7
Women's Individual Epee Cat. B Pool 1 2016-09-13 3
Women's Individual Epee Cat. B Pool 1 2016-09-13 2
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Pool 2 - Standings 2016-09-14 3
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Pool 2 2016-09-14 5
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Pool 2 2016-09-14 15
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Pool 2 2016-09-14 6
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Pool 2 2016-09-14 11
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Quarterfinal 2016-09-14 3
Women's Individual Foil Cat. B Pool 2 2016-09-14 14
Women's Epee Team Pool 1 2016-09-15 2
Women's Epee Team Pool 1 2016-09-15 1
Women's Epee Team Pool 1 - Standings 2016-09-15 2
Women's Epee Team Semifinal 2016-09-15 2
Women's Epee Team Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-15 2
Women's Foil Team Pool 1 - Standings 2016-09-16 2
Women's Foil Team Pool 1 2016-09-16 3
Women's Foil Team Pool 1 2016-09-16 1
Women's Foil Team Semifinal 2016-09-16 2
Women's Foil Team Gold Medal Match 2016-09-16 1