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Orsolya TAKACS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
Born20 May 1985 in Budapest, HUN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Sports Administrator
English, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Business Management - Corvinus University of Budapest: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age six, and took up water polo in 2002.
Why this sport?
She comes from an athletic family who played a lot of sport.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you fight, you might lose. If you do not fight, you've lost already." (bomalapitvany.hu, 19 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the Gold Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)

She was named the 2010 Hungarian Female Player of the Year. (szentesinfo.hu, 12 Jan 2011)

In 2008 she received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (olimpia.origo.hu, 29 Aug 2008)
Other information
In April 2021 she announced her retirement from professional water polo. She completed the 2020/21 season with the BVSC-Zuglo club in Budapest, Hungary, where she had started her career. "I've played in other clubs as well, but I think it gives a nice frame to my career to be able to start and close at BVSC. Here all the conditions were in place to achieve the best results both at club level and with the national team. I was supported in everything as an athlete, and in my personal life." (bvsc.hu, 30 Apr 2021; nemzetisport.hu. 28 Jul 2018; m4sport.hu, 28 Jul 2017)

She works as a sports manager at BVSC-Zuglo in Budapest, Hungary. ( LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
4 2012 London, ENG Team  
4 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
9 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
7 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
4 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
1 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
5 2006 Tianjin, CHN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
5 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
3 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
3 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team