Dénes Kemény

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The native form of this personal name is Kemény Dénes. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Dénes Kemény
Medal record
Men’s Water Polo
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sidney Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team Competition
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1998 Perth Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montréal Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Melbourne Team
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1997 Seville Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1999 Florence Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2006 Belgrade Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Budapest Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Kranj Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Málaga Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Eindhoven Team competition
FINA World League
Gold medal – first place 2003 New York Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2004 Long Beach Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2005 Belgrade Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2007 Berlin Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2002 Patras Team competition
FINA World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1999 Sydney Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2002 Belgrade Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2006 Budapest Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens Team competition

Dénes Kemény (born June 14, 1954 in Budapest) is a former Hungarian water polo player who was the trainer and president of the Hungarian National Men Water Polo Team from 1997 to 2012. During his reign the Hungarian team won at least a medal in 24 of its 29 major tournaments, including three Olympic golds in a row between 2000 and 2008.[1]

Kemény graduated in 1978 as veterinary doctor. In 1990 he received the degree of water polo trainer, and in 1998 the water polo master trainer. As a player he was member of the Youth European Champion team in Duisburg 1973. Under his leadership the Hungarian National team became one of the most successful teams in the world winning the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004 and 2008, the Water Polo World Championship in 2003, the FINA Water Polo World League in 2003 and 2004, the FINA Water Polo World Cup in 1999, and the Water Polo European Championship in 1997 and 1999.

He was granted Hungarian Sport President of the Year award five times (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kemény Dénes befejezi magyar kapitányként!" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. September 21, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.