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Adam DECKER
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born29 Feb 1984 in Budapest, HUN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Andi, daughters Lilien [2015] and Panni [2017]
Occupation
Athlete, Mechanic
Languages
English, Hungarian, Portuguese
Higher education
Mechatronical Engineering - Edutus College: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age eight in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
"I was able to try a lot of sports when I was a kid, my parents enthusiastically took me everywhere. My mum was a swimming coach at BVSC [Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club] and was friends with the water polo coaches. She once asked if I was interested because they would love to see and help. I was already stuck there next week. I like that it is a sufficiently masculine, tough team sport, but at the same time it has to add a lot individually, both physically and mentally, to the success of the team."
Club / Team
Budapesti Honved SE: Hungary
Name of coach
Marton Szivos [club], HUN; Tamas Marcz [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Adi (oscwaterpolo.hu, 16 Nov 2014)
Hobbies
Cars, motorsport. (Instagram profile, 23 Aug 2021)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Attila has represented Hungary in water polo. He was part of the team that won silver at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2018; vizilabda-szolnok.hu, 09 May 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a car mechanic in Budapest, Hungary. (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2021; Instagram profile, 23 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
2 2014 Budapest, HUN Team