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PUSZTAI Liza

sabre
Rank27
Pts61.000
Age23
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Budapest, HUN

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English, Hungarian, Portuguese

License number 11052001001

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-224
Athènes (GREECE), 2018-03-16Athènes (GREECE), 2019-03-08
Athènes (GREECE), 2020-03-06Budapest (HUNGARY), 2021-03-12
Zone Championships-112
Basel (SWITZERLAND), 2024-06-20Tbilisi (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 Zuglo 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 Zuglo: Budapest, HUN

Name of coach Gabor Gardos [national], HUN

Handedness Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 25 Jul 2021)

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)

Injuries She was diagnosed with mononucleosis [glandular fever] in the lead-up to the 2020 National Championships in Budapest, Hungary. She was still able to win gold in individual sabre at the tournament. (nemzetisport.hu, 02 Jan 2021; utanpotlassport.hu, 02 Jan 2021)

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)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (infostart.hu, 21 Jan 2024; nemzetisport.hu, 04 Mar 2024; Instagram profile, 12 May 2024)

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