Ferenc Szekszardi was 24 when he moved to Australia from his homeland in Hungary. He first represented Australia at the World Championship level in 2010.
He secured his Olympic debut in 2016 in the C2 1000m alongside Martin Maranov. The pair finish second in the B-final after finishing fifth in their semi-final. Szekszardi also competed in the C1 200m where he finished sixth in his heat.