Hungarian water polo success in California

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) had its 52nd Annual Honors Weekend October 28-30, 2016, here in Santa Clara, California. The event had originally been scheduled for June 3-5, but was postponed due to scheduling issues.

ISHOF was established in 1965 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with the mission to preserve aquatic history, educate the public and promote the swimming sports. The organization collects swimming memorabilia, art, photos, films, documents and rare books; the collection is also available for academic research.

Each year ISHOF inducts new members into the Swimming Hall of Fame and among others the Class of 2016 has recognized seven members of the 2000-2008 Hungarian Olympic water polo team!

Hungarian water polo team honored by ISHOF

Hungarian water polo team honored by ISHOF

Here is an excerpt from the official announcement:

“During a ten year period, from 1998 to 2008 the Hungarian men’s water polo team built a dynasty unmatched in modern FINA history. Of the twenty players who won gold medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, this team will be represented by Tamás Molnár, Tamás Kásás, Tibor Benedek, Gergely Kiss, Péter Biros, Zoltán Szécsi and coach Dénes Kemény (already a member of the Hall of Fame). Team Hungary will be honored as three-time Olympic Champions and the greatest team in water polo history.”

Congratulations on this splendid honor to the greatest team in water polo history!

György Lázár

Swimming Hall of Fame - Class of 2016

Swimming Hall of Fame – Class of 2016

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