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DANI Gyongyi
Sport Para alpine skiing, Wheelchair Fencing
NPC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Age47
Place of BirthKaposvár, HUN
Human Interest
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
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Fencing
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Team Epee  
2 2004 Team Foil  
4 2004 Individual Epee B  
2 2004 Individual Foil B  
6 2008 Individual Epee B  
5 2008 Individual Foil B  
2 2012 Individual Foil B  
10 2012 Individual Epee B  
2 2012 Team Open  
12 2016 Individual Epee B  
6 2016 Individual Foil B  
3 2016 Team Epee  
2 2016 Team Foil  
12 2021 Individual Epee B  
5 2021 Team Epee  
3 2021 Team Foil  
World Championships - Wheelchair Fencing
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Individual Foil B  
9 2013 Individual Epee B  
3 2013 Team Foil  
3 2013 Team Epee  
6 2015 Individual Epee B  
2 2015 Individual Foil B  
2 2015 Team Foil  
3 2015 Team Epee  
6 2017 Individual Foil B  
7 2017 Individual Epee B  
3 2017 Team Epee  
3 2017 Team Foil  
19 2019 Individual Epee B  
16 2019 Individual Foil B  
3 2019 Team Epee  
1 2019 Team Foil  
European Championships - Wheelchair Fencing
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 Individual Epee B  
6 2016 Individual Foil B  
World Ranking (Overall) - Wheelchair Fencing
Rank Year Event Result
14 2019 Individual Epee B 93
11 2019 Individual Foil B 123
24 2020 Individual Epee B 42
17 2020 Individual Foil B 66
29 2020 Individual Sabre B 12
19 2021 Individual Epee B 66
19 2021 Individual Foil B 66
28 2021 Individual Sabre B 12
22 2022 Individual Epee B 50
27 2022 Individual Foil B 38
31 2022 Individual Sabre B 12