Considered one of the best players in the world, the Hungarian Tibor Benedek died this morning, at the age of 47. The information was published by the official website of the Hungarian polo federation, which also requested, at the request of his family, that the public, but also the members of the media to respect this difficult moment.
Three-time Olympic champion, Benedek announced in early May that he was retiring from any water polo activity.
Born on July 12, 1972, Tibor Benedek won the Olympic title with Hungary in 2000, 2004 and 2008, being European champion in 1997, and world champion in 2003.
After ending his playing career, Tibor Benedek became the coach of the Hungarian team, which he led between 2013 and 2016, during which time he won a world gold (lBarcelona 2013), a silver medal at the EC from Budapest in 2014 and a bronze medal at the EC in Belgrade in 2016. Tibor Benedek has coached the UVSE team in the last two seasons (2018-2020)