40 years ago Hungary won four gold medals in the Olympic Games in Montreal. Ildikó Tordasi finished in first place in foil fencing, Zoltán Magyar in pommel horse, Miklós Németh in javelin throw, and the men’s water polo team triumphed, too. Let’s see what the members of the team are currently dealing with, how close they are now to their beloved sport.
Gábor Csapó have been operating a water polo school with his former team mate Tamás Faragó for 22 years. Csapó is also a law-adviser.
Tibor Cservenyák has been living in Switzerland since the 80’s. He was also head coach of the Swiss national water polo team, and then he established himself as a chemical engineer. He is also consultant of the Kaposvár University.
Tamás Faragó – as mentioned – is operating a water polo school with Gábor Csapó. He is head coach of the Hungarian women’s youth national teams, president of the youth department at Vasas and commentator at Digi Sport television channel.
György Gerendás is sporting director of Ferencváros Water Polo Team, and he is member of the coaching staff of head coach Tibor Benedek in the Hungarian men’s national team.
György Horkai is head coach of the Hungarian men’s youth national teams.
György Kenéz is director of the water polo team of Angyalföldi Sportiskola és Diáksport Egyesület.
Ferenc Konrád is the only member of the team who has already passed away. He was a dentist until his death on 21 April 2015.
Endre Molnár is a successful entrepreneur. He was member of the presidium of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation until the early 2000’s.
László Sárosi opened a pet’s clinic a couple of years ago, and he is still practicing.
Attila Sudár lives in Brazil, where he is managing a water polo club. He is practicing as a dentist as well.
István Szívós has recently been re-elected for president of the Youth Committee of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation. He is also head coach of the KSI water polo teams, and member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee delegated from the Olympic Champions’ Club.
Head coach of the 1976 Golden Team Dezső Gyarmati died on 18 august 2013 as „Athlete of the Nation”. Apart from the gold medal in Montreal he also won the 1973 World Championships, the 1974 and the 1977 European Championships with the team. As a player he was a three-time Olympic champion.
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