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Date of Birth: 23/04/76
Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165 lbs
Years on National Team: 8
 The younger half and front end of the powerful C-2 crew with his brother Attila, Tamas Buday Jr., was born only a few weeks before his father captured two medals for Hungary at the Olympic Games in Montreal. Earlier this year in the very same basin, the Buday brothers qualified for their second Olympic Games winning a sudden-race for the spot against Richard Dalton of Halifax and Mike Scarola of Dartmouth.

  The Budays placed fourth at the world championships last year and are considered a medal contender at the Sydney Games. They came a little too close to not making the team at the trials. "I was physically but especially mentally exhausted after that race," said Tamas Buday Jr, a a world junior champion in 1992 and a double World Cup junior champion in 1994. "But it was nice to see us respond so well to the pressure. We feel we have the capabilities to win a medal in Sydney."

  Tamas is enrolled in a firefighting program at Sheridan College.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Men's C-2 1,000m: Attila Buday and Tamas Buday, Mississauga, Ont., finished seventh in final.
Sept. 28: Men's C-2, 1000m: Attila Buday and Tamas Buday, Mississauga, Ont., finished in a tie for second in semifinal heat, advanced to final.
Sept. 27: Men's C-2, 500m: Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr., Mississauga, Ont., were eighth in heat, advanced to semifinals.
Sept. 26: Men's C-2 1,000: Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr., Mississauga, Ont., were sixth in heat, advanced to semifinals.

Photos
The Buday brothers at the line
Seventh place finish for Budays
Canada's Attila and Tamas Buday
Canadian team of Attila and Tamas Buday


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