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Anna ILLES
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born21 Feb 1994 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian, Italian
Higher education
Economics - University of California, Berkeley: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo in 2003.
Club / Team
Ferencvarosi TC: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Gergely Beres [club], HUN; Attila Biro [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Nusi (californiagoldenblogs.com, 31 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Supporting Ferencvarosi TC football team. (fradi.hu, 01 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian water polo player Daniel Varga. (olimpia.hu, 11 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives
Her brother Sandor has played professional water polo in Hungary, and won gold as part of the Hungarian team at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (olimpia.hu, 11 Jun 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fradi.hu, 01 Aug 2019)
Other information
CHANGING TEAMS
She left BVCS, a club she had spent seven years at [outside of her years at the University of California, Berkeley] to join Ferencvarosi TC in the summer of 2019 with an intention to experience new training methods. "I felt I needed change, new impulses, because I had been at BVSC for a long time. I used a different training methodology in America and I felt that I wanted to experience something other than the BVSC training methodology. Ferencvarosi TC is a great choice for this, as it has a very good professional team working with the girls. All conditions are assured to achieve good results." (fradi.hu, 01 Aug 2019)

COLLEGIATE CAREER
She moved to the United States of America to study and play water polo at the University of California, Berkeley beginning with her freshman year in 2013/14. She played her final season at the university in 2017/18. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2019; calbears.com, 01 Jan 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
9 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
4 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
1 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team