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Orsolya
Takacs
HungaryHungary, HUN
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 May 1985
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: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Matyas Petrovics [club], HUN; Attila Biro [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Hungary

General Interest

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 international competition following the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. "This is going to be the best thing to miss. It's been a wonderful 13 years, it's been my life." (nemzetisport.hu. 28 Jul 2018; m4sport.hu, 28 Jul 2017)

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