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PUSZTAI Liza

sabre
Rank9
Pts145.000
Age20
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Budapest, HUN

Occupation Athlete

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--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 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 Benjamin Body [club]; Istvan Body [club]; Gabor Gardos [national], HUN

Handedness Right

General Interest

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)

Injuries She was diagnosed with mononucleosis in the lead-up to 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 compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nemzetisport.hu, 02 Jan 2021)

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