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Viktor NAGY
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born24 Jul 1984 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.98 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Blanka, son Samuel [2010], daughter Olivia [2012]
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up water polo at age 10 with the BVSC club in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport?
He began swimming at age three but later did not think he had enough talent in the sport, so he joined the water polo team.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Hungary
Location
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Vik (vlv.hu, 14 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (france-waterpolo.fr, 10 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Goalkeeper at the 2018 World League Super Finals in Budapest, Hungary. (fina.org, 23 Jun 2018)

He was named Best Goalkeeper at the world championships in both 2013 and 2017. (fina.org, 29 Jul 2017; vlv.hu, 14 Jul 2014)

He received the Best Goalkeeper award at the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (nemzetisport.hu, 23 Jan 2016)

In 2012 he received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)

He was presented with the Janos Steinmetz Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015, which is given to the best goalkeeper in the OB 1 league in Hungary. (waterpolo.hu, 18 May 2015; vlv.hu, 14 Jul 2014)
Famous relatives
His brother Daniel raced for Hungarian auto racing team M1RA in the 2019 Europe Touring Car Series, and the 2018 World Touring Car Championships. (touringcartimes.com, 11 Apr 2018; driverdb.com, 01 Jan 2020)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive water polo after helping Hungary to a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "This was my last game in this sport and it's fantastic to say goodbye to water polo with an Olympic medal. Honestly, my plans were different. In the last four to five years I always thought of Tokyo as the site of the final match of my career, but I wanted this to happen in the next game. Two days ago, we missed that chance so I had to go for this bronze." (fina.org, 08 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
5 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
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  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
8 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
3 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
2 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
4 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
3 2008 Málaga, ESP Team