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SIKLOSI Gergely

epee
Rank1
Pts184.000
Age23
HandR

Personal Information

Occupation Armed Forces Athlete

Languages English, Hungarian

Higher education Sport Studies - Eotvos Lorand University [ELTE]: Hungary

License number 04091997000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1113
Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2020-01-09Kazan (RUSSIA), 2021-03-19Paris (FRANCE), 2019-05-17
World Championship1--1
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-16

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.

Club / Team Budapesti Honved Sportegyesulet [BHSE]: Hungary

Name of coach Tamas Dancshazy-Nagy [personal], from 2016

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Gergo (Instagram profile, 15 Jan 2021)

Hobbies Basketball, travel, sailing, spending time with friends. (academyoffencingmasters.com, 26 Jun 2020; Facebook page, 16 Apr 2020)

Injuries He had a knee injury in 2020. (eurosport.hosszabbitas.hu, 23 Nov 2020)

In January 2019 he underwent surgery on his hand and was out of action for six weeks. (veol.hu, 24 Jul 2019)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs In the lead-up to a competition he reduces the amount of training he does. "It makes me better because I have a little bit more competitiveness and strength. When people train a lot right before a competition, they go into the competition and they are tired and they don't want to fence that much. I always like to boost myself before the competition week." (academyoffencingmasters.com, 26 Jun 2020)

Sporting philosophy / motto "It's a long journey. You have to know yourself. You have to be mentally healthy. At home, everything must be in order." (academyoffencingmasters.com, 26 Jun 2020)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (academyoffencingmasters.com, 26 Jun 2020)

Other information MILITARY SERVICE
He serves in the Hungarian Army's Sports Squadron and in 2020 he underwent five weeks of basic military training. "We're military athletes, it's part of a dual career model. It allows anyone who wants to continue as a soldier after a career as an athlete to do that. I had no question that I would like to attend basic training sooner or later. Even though we don't go to the barracks every day, we feel a lot more confident with other soldiers. Completing basic training required us to have a different kind of endurance, not only physically but also mentally. If there was an order, it had to be executed, even if we didn't see the point at the time, and after you did it five times, you realised why it was a task and what the point was. So I have a lot of good experience that I can use in sport. I've become a more serious person." (eurosport.hosszabbitas.hu, 23 Nov 2020)

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