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Kata MENCZINGER
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born17 Jan 1989 in Budapest, HUN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001.
Why this sport?
She began swimming in pre-school. In 2001 she was inspired to take up water polo after watching the Hungarian women's team win gold at the European championships. "I saw them win on television and decided that one day I would be there at the top of the podium. Because I was bored in the wall-to-wall swimming, I applied to BVSC water polo and started training two weeks later."
Club / Team
Egri VK: Hungary
Name of coach
Jozsef Sike [club]; Attila Biro [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Menczi (dfve.eu, 22 Oct 2013)
Injuries
In July 2017 she suffered minor injuries in a car accident. (borsonline.hu, 21 Jul 2017; dunaujvaros.com, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives
Her sister Melinda has played water polo at club level in Hungary. (duol.hu, 03 Nov 2013; waterpolo.hu, 19 Dec 2017)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has also studied at the faculty of education and psychology at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. (Facebook profile, 14 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
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 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
5 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team