Tamás Faragó

Tamás Faragó (born 5 August 1952) is a former Hungarian water polo player. He competed in all major international tournaments between 1970 and 1980 and won three medals at the Summer Olympics[1] and five at the world and European championships. He was the top goalscorer at the 1976 Olympics, with 22 goals.[2] In the mid-1980s he played for German clubs.[3] After retiring from competitions he became a water polo coach, guiding the Hungary's junior and women's national teams. In 1993 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame,[4] and in 2005 he was voted the Hungarian coach of the year.[5]

Tamás Faragó
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Personal information
BornAugust 5, 1952 (1952-08-05) (age 68)
Budapest, Hungary
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
SportWater polo
ClubVasas, Budapest
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montréal Team
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Belgrade Team
Silver medal – second place 1975 Cali Team
Silver medal – second place 1978 Berlin Team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Vienna Team
Gold medal – first place 1977 Jönköping Team

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tamás Faragó". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Official Report of the 1976 Olympic Games, v.3" (PDF). FINA. p. 497. Archived from the original on 11 May 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  3. ^ Tamás Faragó. munzinger.de (6 April 1987)
  4. ^ TAMAS FARAGO (HUN) 1993 Honor Water Polo Player. International Swimming Hall of Fame
  5. ^ Joan Gould (15 July 2010) Interview with Tamás Faragó. Water Polo Planet

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