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
Personal information
Born (1977-09-21) 21 September 1977 (age 37)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 2.00 metres (6 ft 7 in)
Nickname Geri
Club information
Current club 600px Rosso e Nero2.png Honvéd
Number 7
Senior clubs
1986-1990
1990-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2008
2008-2010
2010-2012
2012-
600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce)2.png BVSC
600px Rosso e Bianco.png Bp. Spartacus
Blu e Rosso (Diagonale).png Tungsram SC
600px Verde e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ferencváros
600px Bianco Rosso e Verde.png Posillipo
600px Bianco e Viola (Bordato).png Újpest
Rosso con Croce Gialla.svg CC Napoli
Bianco e Azzurro.svg President Bologna
600px Rosso e Nero2.png Honvéd
600px Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac Kotor
600px Rosso e Blu2.png Vasas
600px Rosso e Nero2.png Honvéd

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 Dénes Kemény. 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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