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