Danuta Kozak - Updated Jul 2024

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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary

Danuta Kozak

Kozak Danuta is a Hungarian sprint canoer. Danuta Kozak has represented her country in lots of international competitions and national arenas as well. The Olympian has won a silver, a bronze, and six Olympic gold medals. She has also appeared in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Early life

Danuta Kozak was born on 11 January 1987, in Budapest, Hungary. It makes her 36 years old as of 2023. She is of Polish descent. There is no other information regarding the names and professions of her mother and father.

Unfortunately, there is information on her siblings too. According to astrology, she has Capricorn as her zodiac sign. She holds Hungarian nationality. Similarly, she follows Christianity. No reports confirm her ethnicity along with her academic status.

Danuta Kozak – Net worth 2023

Kozak lives an opulent life with her family. The source of her income is being a professional Kayaker. The net worth of her is about $3-5 million US Dollars according to 2021.


Danuta was able to bag loads of awards and medals both in individual and team events. She won the Junior Prima award in 2008, and KSI SE – Athlete of Year in the same year.

Further, she has remained the Hungarian Kayaker of the Year 5 times continuously from 2011 to 2016. Moreover, she was felicitated as an Honorary Citizen of Budapest in 2012 and an Honorary Citizen of Ujpest in 2016.

To add to the list, she has got Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary– Knight’s Cross (2008), Order of Merit of Hungary – Officer’s Cross (2012), and Order of Merit of Hungary – Commander’s Cross with Star in 2016.

Danuta Kozak

Caption: Danuta Kozak after winning in Tokyo Olympics 2020 (Source: Eurosport)

Danuta Kozak – Professional life

Danuta Kozak was very much interested in athletics and other sports as a kid. Reports have confirmed she has been into Canoeing since the late 2000s.

Mainly people in her country and sports enthusiasts know her for her stellar performances in the Olympic games. She first appeared in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The event saw her winning a silver medal in the K-4 500-meter event. The feat continued in the following event in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. There she won a gold in a team event with her Hungarian teams in the 500m Kayak Single event.

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Caption: Danuta Kozak performing with Hungarian team (Source: AZERTAC)

Danuta Kozak being an ambitious and progressive person, always aims to perform best in any performance. This fact can be proven by her performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She won all K1 500m, K2 500m, and K4 500m in the same Olympics.

This made her the most successful sprint Canoeist. The result also means she is the only female athlete to win K1, K2, and k4 at the same Olympics.

Continuing the journey, she won gold with her team in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the K4 500 meters. Apart from the Olympics, she has also won eighteen medals, out of which fourteen are gold, at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, on numerous occasions.

Personal life

Danuta Kozak is a very industrious and goal-oriented person. She is happily married to Bela Somogyi. They tied the knot in 2017. Bela is her coach as well as and former canoeist.

They together have a daughter named Zora. Other than that, she has not been related to any other man. Further, she has not been drawn to any kind of controversies as well. She is straight regarding gender choices.

Danuta Kozak – Body measurement

Danuta Kozak has built a good physique and a perfect fit body. This kayaker is 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has eight of 64 kg. She has not disclosed the body measurement figures yet. Further, she has blonde hair and the color of her eyes is brown.

Social media

Although, there are photos and clips on the different internet portals. She has yet to have her one. So, she is not active on any kind of social media platform as well.