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PUSZTAI Liza

sabre
Rank8
Pts128.000
Age18
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Budapest, HUN

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Hungarian, Portuguese

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-112
Athènes (GREECE), 2018-03-16Athènes (GREECE), 2019-03-08
Zone Championships--11
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-12
Grand Prix--11
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2019-05-24

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age nine at the BVSC club in Budapest, Hungary.

Why this sport? Her mother encouraged her to get involved in the sport. "I tried other sports like running, swimming, playing tennis, but when I started fencing I mostly liked it because I didn't understand it. It seemed very exciting to me."

Club / Team BVSC: Budapest, HUN

Name of coach Benjamin Body [club]; Istvan Body [club]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Football. (origho.hu, 15 Jul 2017)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual sabre at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (olympic.org, 09 Oct 2018)

Most influential person in career Her family. (origho.hu, 15 Jul 2017)

Hero / Idol Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Hungarian fencer Aron Szilagyi. (origho.hu, 15 Jul 2017)

Sporting philosophy / motto "As soon as I put on my mask and begin fencing, I simply switch off and turn into a completely different person. I feel completely detached from the outside world."
(FIE Fencing YouTube Channel, 26 Apr 2019)

"Each loss is a lesson learned. When I lose a bout, I consider it a point of learning because then I know that there is room for me to develop." (FIE Fencing YouTube Channel, 26 Apr 2019)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nemzetisport.hu, 04 May 2019)

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