David Verraszto

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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.

International Career

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.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Silver 400 I.M. 2017 World Championships
Bronze 400 I.M. 2016 Short Course World Championships
Gold 400 I.M. 2016 European Championships
Silver 400 I.M. 2015 World Championships
Bronze 400 I.M. 2014 Short Course World Championships
Gold 400 I.M. 2014 European Championships
Bronze 400 I.M. 2012 Short Course World Championships
Silver 400 I.M. 2012 European Championships
Silver 400 I.M. 2010 European Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 400 IM 4:08.38 07/30/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
400 Individual Medley men from left David Verraszto HUN, Thomas Fraser-Holmes AUS, Oussama Mellouli TUN FINA Mastbank Swimming World Cup 2014 Dubai, UAE 2014 Aug.31 th - Sept.1st Day1 - Aug. 31 heats Photo G. Scala/Deepbluemedia David Verraszto (HUN) qualified 2nd for the final of men's 400m IM at 2015 FINA World Championships (courtesy of Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com) David Verrraszto 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) (photo: Mike Lewis) Courtesy of Funky Trunks Courtesy of Funky Trunks