Thirty-second. On the last day of the Summer Olympics, 13 more medals were found. Of these, we Hungarians were only interested in men’s water polo. The boys jumped into the water this morning for their bronze medal. Those who witnessed the big triple doubling at the turn of the millennium were a bit disappointed with it, but being the third best player in the world is a great thing.
Thirty-second. On the last day of the Summer Olympics, 13 more medals were found. Of these, we Hungarians were only interested in men’s water polo. Unfortunately, our jerseys did not reach the water for the gold medal, because the meeting against the Greeks on Friday was not what we all hoped. Moreover, we can safely add: as everyone believes in knowing the balance of power. That meeting was missed, so the boys jumped into the water this morning for their bronze. Those who witnessed the big triple doubling at the turn of the millennium were a bit disappointed with it, but being the third best player in the world is a great thing.
After the defeat to the Greeks, a lot of talk took place among the team members, and with this, everyone overcame the disappointment of the semi-finals. The boys played accordingly and beat the Spaniards 9-5 with an impressive performance in the second half. The score was 5-5 during the break, which means that the team did not score in the second half.
Victor Nagy was brilliantly defended, but those in front of him did their job well. Although we had to fend for ourselves against human damage almost along the way, due to so many exhibitions, we almost ran out of team by the end of the meeting. But this is modern water polo, with a little exaggeration, it is a pity to learn to play six against six, because it is usually only a few seconds from the midfield after a goal or after a side shot.
It was nice to watch the guys celebrate after the victory! Seeing the happy players in us, the fans repeatedly asked the question: how can this team get out of Greece?
Victor Nagy, who is reviewing the goal, ended his career with this match, these last 16 minutes will be an eternal memory for him. After the match, he made the following statement to M4 Sport: “I am very grateful to my fate because I am able to grow in a water polo environment. I have been living in the world of water polo since I was 10 years old, I have a lot here and in the future I will be able to bring a lot of this sport back into the sport.”
Dénes Varga concluded his fourth Olympics in Japan, which means that alongside Norbert Hosnyansky, he was still the one who won the Olympics with the gold team. With the success behind him, he greatly appreciated this medal when he said: “There is a big difference between a bronze medal and fourth place.”
After the meeting, Tamas Marks, Olympic champion as a player and now federal captain, said: “We made it with the Spaniards and now I can admit it many times, we really got out of them in those four or five days.
We were slapped waking up, and they realized we weren’t at the level we should have been.
The Spanish national team is one of the biggest losers in the tournament because it could even have won the gold medal. A sympathetic team playing good water polo is finally discovered. In many ways, especially moral, it is very important that we can go home with a medal.”
By the way, Serbia took first place in the men’s water polo tournament. Additionally, medals were awarded in three other team sports on the final day.
The United States won volleyball and women’s basketball.
As a result, the US delegation won more gold than China, which topped the rankings throughout the Games.
In the hands of the French, the French can celebrate. Just as the two men’s Hungarian-Greek shirt matches come to mind after the medals are handed out, we can also remember the French’s first encounter. They played with “Our Girls” and won with only one goal with great difficulty. If Gábor Elek’s team really matches that match, the French will start with a defeat.
Then he snatched it from the Spaniards and played a draw with Sweden by running all the way after the score. Then they were wrested from the Russians, and if they had not defeated us, they would have been eliminated by that time. So they had one last chance and slipped into the top eight with a victory over Brazil.
And as they say, a new race has begun here. Legendary coach Olivier Krumholtz brought his team together for this, which the Hungarians began their successful run in the 2003 World Championship final with little to no exaggeration. Now, we were able to help take the first step towards winning the Olympic Championship as the culmination of his entire work. But this is history.
In addition to the five-episode games postponed from 2020 to the summer of this year.
At 3:8 p.m. Hungarian time, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, formally closed the 32nd Congress. Summer Olympics.
Then, 7 minutes later, the Olympic flame fell asleep, and it was lit for 16 days at the Olympic Stadium. The field that provides a nest for the flame is closed, and the miracle is kept in our memory.
Opening photo: Dénes Varga, Soma Vogel, Norbert Hosnyánszky, Gergő Zalánki and Mátyás Pásztor, Hungarian (BJ) team players celebrate their bronze medal victory after the bronze game at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, MTI / Tibor Illyés