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Gabriella SZÜCS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born07 Mar 1988 in Székesfehérvár, HUN
Height1.83 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Hungarian, Spanish
Higher education
Communications - University of Dunaujvaros: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age nine.
Why this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team
UVSE: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Marton Benczur [club], HUN; Attila Biro [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Gabi (eurosport.hu, 14 Oct 2021)
Hobbies
Dancing. (nemzetisport.hu, 25 Feb 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (waterpolo.hu, 07 Aug 2021)
Injuries
In 2019 she suffered an injury that meant she was unable to play at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, and the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (eurosport.hu, 17 May 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)

She was named the 2009 Hungarian Female Player of the Year. (tveger.hu, 10 Mar 2010)

She received the 2007 Ivan Szalay Award, given to the best junior player of the year in Hungary. (mvlsz.hu, 12 May 2015)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has also studied for a degree in veterinary science at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2021; olimpia.hu, 11 Jun 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
4 2012 London, ENG 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  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
1 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
5 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team