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Marton VAMOS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born24 Jun 1992 in Budapest, HUN
Height2.03 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hungarian
Higher education
Administration Studies, Management - Edutus University: Tatabánya, HUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age 10.
Why this sport?
Some of his school classmates played water polo and that encouraged him to also try it.
Club / Team
Ferencvarosi TC: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach
Zsolt Varga [club], HUN; Tamas Marcz [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Left
General Interest
Nicknames
Marcika, Marci (vlv.hu, 14 Jul 2014; Facebook profile, 21 May 2014)
Hobbies
Football. (vlv.hu, 01 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (origo.hu, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian water polo players Tibor Benedek and Tamas Kasas. (index.hu, 10 Oct 2020; olimpia.hu, 11 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Swimming World Magazine's 2017 Male Water Polo Player of the Year. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 17 Jan 2018)

He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2018 World League Super Finals in Budapest, Hungary, and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. (fina.org, 23 Jun 2018, 27 Jul 2017)

In 2016 his teammates in the Hungarian national team named him Player of the Year. (vizilabda-szolnok.hu, 11 Jan 2017)

He was named Player of the Tournament at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece. (vlv.hu, 14 Jul 2014)

He received the 2010 Ivan Szalay Award, which is given to the best junior player in Hungary each year. (vlv.hu, 13 May 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (index.hu, 10 Oct 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 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  
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