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Dora KISTELEKI
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born11 May 1983 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Zoe
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Languages
English, Hungarian, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo in 1995.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the women's team win a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships in Rome, Italy.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Buresz (NOC, 12 May 2008)
Awards and honours
In 2008 she received a Junior Prima Sports Award, given for outstanding performance by a person under the age of 30 in Hungary. (primissima.hu, 18 Sep 2013)

In 2008 she received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (nemzetisport.hu, 11 Oct 2008)

In 2004 she received the Bronze Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (nol.hu, 09 Oct 2004)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Hanna has represented Hungary in water polo, and competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her father Istvan has served as president of the Hungarian Football Association [MLSZ]. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Aug 2018; vizipolo.hu, 24 May 2015; mvlsz.hu, 25 Dec 2014; origo.hu, 16 May 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive water polo at the end of the 2017/18 season. (csupasport.hu, 03 Oct 2019; fradi.hu, 07 Sep 2018)

NATIONAL TEAM ABSENCE
She was unavailable for selection to the national team for personal reasons from November 2015 to January 2016, and therefore missed the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2017 she announced that she was no longer available for national team selection. (vizipolo.hu, 21 Nov 2015; m4sport.hu, 09 Mar 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
6 2004 Athens, GRE Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
7 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
1 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
5 2003 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
3 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
2 2003 Ljubljana, SLO Team