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Orsolya
Takacs
HungaryHungary, HUN
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 May 1985
Height
190 cm
Weight
85 kg
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Business Management - Corvinus University of Budapest: Hungary

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age six, and took up water polo in 2002.
Why this sport?
She comes from an athletic family who played a lot of sport.
Club / Team
BVSC Vizilabda: Hungary
Name of coach
Matyas Petrovics [club], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Hungary

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading, watching television, looking after her pet turtles Antony and Cleopatra, and her dog Bernard. (olimpia.hu, 11 Jun 2016; blikk.hu, 31 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (bomalapitvany.hu, 19 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you fight, you might lose. If you do not fight, you've lost already." (bomalapitvany.hu, 19 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the Gold Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)

She was named 2010 Hungarian Female Player of the Year. (szentesinfo.hu, 12 Jan 2011)

In 2008 she received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (olimpia.origo.hu, 29 Aug 2008)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the national team after competing at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (m4sport.hu, 28 Jul 2017)

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