For two weeks, the world once again paid attention to Hungary, as after five years, Budapest once again hosted the World Water Championships. Hungary only had four months to prepare after Japan canceled the arrangement. The Hungarian team ended up in 10th place with 5 medals, our athletes won 2 gold, 2 silver and one bronze medal. – was announced in the M1 News.
The 19th Aquatic World Championship has ended, Hungary finished in 10th place
After seventeen years, the girls were able to jump into the pool for the World Cup title again on Saturday. The Margitsziget Hajós Alfréd National Sports Pool was completely full for the final, almost six thousand people cheered for the Hungarian team. Although there were no complaints about the atmosphere throughout the tournament. A full line-up awaited both girls and boys.
During the Saturday evening match, the President of the Republic Katalin Novák also cheered in the stands together with her husband. On his social media page, the head of state shared a picture and a video of him and the KSI girls hugging.
The Hungarian women’s water polo team finally won a silver medal at the World Aquatics Championship,
in a huge battle, lost to the United States 9-7 on Margitsziget.
After the bronze medal in Barcelona in 2013, the team was able to stand on the podium again at the World Championships. Now the silver medals were handed over by the President of the Republic, Katalin Novák.
Although we lost the final, the fans left satisfied after the match.
However, this was not the only Hungarian success at the World Cup. The swimmer Kristóf Milák won gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meter butterfly, in the open water swimmers, the relay team finished second, and Péter Gálicz finished third in the 25 kilometers.
For two weeks, the world once again paid attention to Hungary,
because after five years, Budapest again organized the water world championship. Hungary only had four months to prepare after Japan canceled the arrangement. Thus, after 2017, we were able to host the continental competition again as a drop-in country.
The foreigners who came to the World Cup were also satisfied with the organization,
many were also completely captivated by the beauty of the city.
Water sports enthusiasts will return to Hungary again in a few years, as in 2027 Budapest will once again host one of the world’s largest sports events, the World Aquatics Championship. Not as a drop-in anymore.