Passionate About Inspiring Others
I have been involved with throwing since the fall of 1990 when my father took me to the local track in Bekescsaba, Hungary.
I was amazed by the athlete's movements, especially the throwers! These were big people, but they moved so gracefully. They screamed and yelled and threw things far! They seemed Super-human. I wanted to be like them! I was the first at practice and the last to leave. All that hard work paid off when I earned the Bronze Medal in the Discus Throw at the World Junior Championship in 1998.
At age 19, I was approached by several prestigious American universities. It was an unbelievable feeling, that they wanted me.
After an intensive recruiting process, I had to make a tough decision! I accepted a full scholarship to Auburn University and I started a new chapter in my life, in the United States!
I was surrounded by great coaches and competitive athletes! I had a great time at Auburn.
In 2004, I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Finance and Economics with Magna cum Laude honors!
It was time for me to turn professional and work toward the ultimate goal of every Field athlete; Olympic Gold.
By 2007, I was ranked 6th in the World in the Discus Throw by the prestigious Track and Field Magazine. In 2008, I made it to my 3rd Olympics, faith had it, I missed the top 12 mark by an inch and a half and never had a chance to go back again. I finished the year ranked 9th in the World by Track and Field News.
The next 4 years were full of injuries and I started to focus on passing my knowledge and wisdom to the next generation.
I started to work with aspiring high school athletes and enjoyed their continuous success! In 2012, I retired from active competition and continued coaching the young talents. I also got involved with Wounded Warriors and the Paralympic movement. My very first Warrior holds the National Record in the Men Shot Put and Discus Throw for the F34 category.
USFTA Level 1 Coaching Certificate.
Placed 3rd at 1998 World Junior Championship in Discus
Placed 3rd at 2001 U23 European Championship in Discus
Placed 3rd at 2005 Universiade
Won 2 NCAA Individual Titles in Discus
Held the NCAA Record in Discus Throw
Won 4 SEC Outdoor Discus Titles and 1 SEC Outdoor Shot Put Title
Held the Auburn University School Record for Hammer Throw
Placed 5th at 2007 World Championship in Discus
Participated in 3 Olympic Games (Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008)