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Krisztián MANHERCZ
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born06 Feb 1997 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.92 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Hungarian
Higher education
Commerce, Marketing - Budapest Metropolitan University: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven.
Why this sport?
He was originally involved in swimming before switching to water polo.
Club / Team
Orvosegyetem SC: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Daniel Varga [club], HUN; Tamas Marcz [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Mano (nemzetisport.hu, 20 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian water polo player Tamas Kasas. (mob.hu, 11 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named on the Media All-Star Team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fina.org, 08 Aug 2021)

He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (fina.org, 13 Aug 2017)

He received the 2012 Ivan Szalay Award, which is presented to the best junior player of the year in Hungary. (Facebook page, 26 Feb 2020)
Famous relatives
His older brother Adam has also played water polo at elite level in Hungary. (honved-vizilabda.hu, 01 Jul 2020; nemzetisport.hu, 20 Oct 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Berlin, GER Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
8 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
3 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team