Gergely Kiss

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For the Hungarian wrestler, see Gergely Kiss (wrestler).
The native form of this personal name is Kiss Gergely. This article uses the Western name order.
Gergely Kiss
Medal record
Men's Water Polo
Competitor for  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney Team Competition
Gold 2004 Athens Team Competition
Gold 2008 Beijing Team Competition
World Championships
Gold 2003 Barcelona Team Competition
Silver 1998 Perth Team Competition
Silver 2005 Montréal Team Competition
Silver 2007 Melbourne Team Competition
European Championship
Gold 1997 Seville Team Competition
Gold 1999 Firenze Team Competition
Silver 2006 Belgrade Team Competition
Bronze 2001 Budapest Team Competition
Bronze 2003 Kranj Team Competition
Bronze 2008 Málaga Team Competition
Bronze 2012 Eindhoven Team Competition
FINA World League
Gold 2003 New York Team Competition
Gold 2004 Long Beach Team Competition
Silver 2007 Berlin Team Competition
Bronze 2002 Patras Team Competition
FINA World Cup
Gold 1999 Sydney Team Competition
Silver 2002 Belgrade Team Competition
Silver 2006 Budapest Team Competition
Bronze 1997 Athens Team Competition

Gergely Kiss (born 21 September 1977 in Budapest)[1] 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 Denes Kemeny. He finished studying law in 2005.

Awards[edit]

  • Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary with the Star (2008)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gergely Kiss Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olimpikonok kitüntetése a Parlamentben" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Olympic Committee. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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