Beáta Siti

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The native form of this personal name is Siti Beáta. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Beáta Siti
Personal information
Full name Beáta Siti
Born (1973-09-23) 23 September 1973 (age 43)
Nagykanizsa, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Playing position Playmaker
Club information
Current club Alcoa FKC
(technical director)
Senior clubs
0000–1992
1992–2000
2000–2002
2002–2006
Nagykanizsai Olajbányász SE
Dunaferr SE
Ikast Bording EH
Alcoa FKC
National team
1994–2004 Hungary 135 (264)[1]

Beáta Siti (born 23 September 1973 in Nagykanizsa)[2] is a former Hungarian team handball player, and later coach. During her active career she was European champion and silver medalist from both World Championships and the Olympic Games. Her biggest success with the national team was in 2000, when she obtained the gold medal at the European Championship.

Career[edit]

As a club player Siti has won all major continental trophies, including three EHF Cup, an EHF Cup Winners' Cup and an EHF Champions League title.[1][3] Siti made her international debut on 25 November 1994 against Macedonia,[1] and her first major tournament was the 1995 World Women's Handball Championship, where the Hungarian team won the silver medals after falling short against South Korea in the final. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta she won a bronze medal with the Hungarian team, after losing for South Korea in the semi final, and winning the bronze final against Norway.[2][4] In 1996 she also competed at the European Championships. At the 1998 European Women's Handball Championship in the Netherlands, she won a bronze medal with the Hungarian team. She participated at the 1999 World Championship where Hungary placed fifth. In the 2000 season she won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, after playing the final against Denmark.[2][5] She competed at the 2000 European Women's Handball Championship, where the Hungarian team won gold medals ahead of Ukraine and Russia.

She was forced to retire in 2006 after a knee ligament injury, following that she took the technical director position of Alcoa FKC.[6] Since 2011 beside her club duties she also works as the assistant coach of the Hungarian women's national team.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She has a younger sister, Eszter Siti, who is also a former Hungarian international handball player and European champion.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

National team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Karl Erik Böhn lett a magyar női válogatott szövetségi kapitánya" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Handball Federation. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Beáta Siti Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Takács, Márton (19 October 2011). "Nem ilyen munkához szoktunk". Sportklub TV (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Handball" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 14 February 2008)
  5. ^ "2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney, Australia – Handball" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 14 February 2008)
  6. ^ "Siti Beáta technikai igazgató lett". Prestige Media (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "A kézilabdás testvérpár: Siti Bea és Siti Eszter" (in Hungarian). Kiskegyed. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 

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