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Norbert MADARAS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born01 Dec 1979 in Eger, HUN
Height1.91 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Sons Zeteny and Agoston
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Languages
English, Hungarian, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up water polo in 1995.
Why this sport?
He found swimming boring so he switched to water polo.
Handedness
Left
International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Hungary
Location
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Norbi (Athlete, 25 Mar 2007)
Hobbies
Economics, stocks. (vlv.hu, 01 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a foot injury in 2016. (nemzetisport.hu, 06 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Hungarian Male Player of the Year in 2010 and 2012. (vlv.hu, 14 Dec 2012)

In 2012 he received the Ministerial Certificate of Merit in Hungary. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)

In 2008 he was presented with the Hungarian Order of Merit of the Republic [civil division]. (nemzetisport.hu, 30 Aug 2008)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In July 2018 he announced his retirement from competitive water polo to become the president of Ferencvarosi TC. "I thank the club for the trust it has granted me. I will continue my life with great commitment to this club that has given me so much. For about six months, I have already done this task in parallel with playing, and I thank my teammates who did not create conflicts resulting from this role. It has not been easy for me in the last six months to have this double burden, but I wanted to learn how to run the club." (waterpoloitaly.com, 01 Jul 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012 London, ENG Team  
1 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
1 2004 Athens, GRE Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
5 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
2 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
2 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
1 2003 Barcelona, ESP Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2006 Budapest, HUN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
4 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
3 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
2 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team  
3 2003 Kranj, SLO Team