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21 September 1977 |
|Height||2.00 metres (6 ft 7 in)|
Gergely Kiss (born 21 September 1977 in Budapest) is a Hungarian water polo player who plays for Vasas SC in the Hungarian Championship. Kiss stands two meters tall and weighs 110 kg. He plays on the right side, but moves to 2-meters on offense sometimes. He is considered to be the best left-handed water polo player in the world.
Kiss dominated internationally in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, especially in final match against Serbia and Montenegro. The Hungarian team was not at its best in the first quarter, but Kiss was able to score thrice, helping them to keep up with Serbia and Montenegro. After the Hungarian side came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter, Kiss put in the game-winning goal on a 'power play' opportunity. He was voted to the all-star team along with teammate Tamás Kásás. Kiss first became known internationally at Olympic level during the 2000 Olympics helping Hungary win gold in the finals.
Kiss, nicknamed Geri, is greatly influenced by his coach Dénes Kemény. He finished studying law in 2005.
- Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary with the Star (2008)
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