David Verraszto is a Hungarian 400 meter medley specialist. He followed in his parents footstep representing Hungary in the pool. His father, Zoltan, won a silver and bronze medal in the 1980 Olympic Games. Varraszto younger sister is also a swimmer and competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Verraszto has had a lot of success in the 400 meter medley at major competitions since 2010, including gold medals at the European Championships in 2014 and 2016 and silvers in at two different World Championships. He made his Olympic debut in 2012 in London. In the 400 meter medley he finished 22nd in 4:18.31.
2015 World Championships
In Kazan, Verraszto won the silver medal in the 400 meter medley in 4:09.90 behind Japan’s Daiya Seto.
2016 Olympic Games
In Rio, Verraszto finished 12th in the 400 meter medley in 4:15.04. A few weeks before the Olympics, he won the event at the European Championships.
2017 World Championships
In front of his home crowd in his hometown of Budapest, Verraszto brought home the silver medal in the 400 meter medley. He touched in 4:08.38 behind USA’s Chase Kalisz while Daiya Seto finished with the bronze.
2018 European Championships
Verraszto continued his siege on the 400 IM in 2018, winning gold at the European champs in a time of 4:10.65. He also swam the 200 IM, where he finished 12th overall in semis (2:00.90).