Péter Biros

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The native form of this personal name is Biros Péter. This article uses the Western name order.
Péter Biros
Peter Biros in 2007.jpeg
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 2005 Montréal Team
Silver 2007 Melbourne Team
European Championship
Bronze 2012 Eindhoven Team Competition
FINA World League
Gold 2003 New York Team competition
Silver 2007 Berlin Team competition
FINA World Cup
Gold 1999 Sydney Team competition
Silver 2002 Belgrade Team competition
Silver 2006 Budapest Team competition

Péter Biros (born 5 April 1976 in Miskolc) is a Hungarian water polo player,[1] who played on the gold medal squads at the 2000 Summer Olympics,[2] 2004 Summer Olympics[3] and 2008 Summer Olympics, which makes him one of few water polo players who have three olympic gold medals.[4] He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]

He is nicknamed Fácán, meaning 'pheasant', and made his debut for the national side in 1997, during an international tournament in Seville, Spain. He's 1.94m tall and weighs 94 kg.

After the 2008 Olympics final, Biros revealed that he performed the entire tournament with a cyst by his heart, something that was unknown to the entire team and coaches alike. He insisted that he played with the consent of his doctors, and received a Fair Play award afterwards for it.[6][7] He was flag bearer for Hungary at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Péter Biros". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hungary Water Polo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hungary Water Polo at the 2004 Athina Summer Games". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hungary Water Polo at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/biros-peter-1123343/
  6. ^ "Kozmann és Biros fair play-díjat kapott (Kozmann and Biros received Fair Play award)" (in Hungarian). origo.hu. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Prize-winners". International Fair Play Committee. Retrieved 18 March 2010. [dead link]
Awards
Preceded by
Hungary Tamás Kásás
Most Valuable Player of
Water Polo European Championship

2008
Succeeded by
Serbia Vanja Udovičić
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Zoltán Kammerer
Flagbearer for  Hungary
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent