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DECSI Tamas

sabre
Rank32
Pts47.00
Age36
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Budapest, HUN

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages Hungarian

Higher education Law - KRE-AJK Law Academy: Budapest, HUN

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup42410
Bangkok (THAILAND), 2008-05-03Sofia (BULGARIA), 2006-05-26Bangkok (THAILAND), 2005-02-11
Padoue (ITALY), 2008-05-30Athènes (GREECE), 2009-01-31Kish Island (IRAN), 2008-01-12
Estado Vargas (VENEZUELA), 2009-06-14Athènes (GREECE), 2010-01-30
Kish Island (IRAN), 2010-01-09Isla de Margarita (VENEZUELA), 2010-06-13
World Championship--11
Antalya (TURKEY), 2009-10-02
Grand Prix-123
Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2009-02-27Madrid (SPAIN), 2008-05-23
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-05-29
-1-1
Alger (ALGERIA), 2005-04-30
23-5
Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS), 2013-11-09Gand (BELGIUM), 2012-10-20
Copenhague (DENMARK), 2014-01-04Helsinki (FINLAND), 2013-03-16
Gand (BELGIUM), 2013-10-19

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age 10.

Why this sport? His father and his older brother both competed in fencing, so he naturally followed them into the sport.

Club / Team Kertvarosi Vivo Sport Egyesulet [KVSE]: Budapest, HUN

Name of coach Andras Decsi [national, brother]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hero / Idol Hungarian fencers Bence Szabo and Aladar Gerevich. (index.hu, 10 Jun 2016)

Famous relatives His older brother Andras represented Hungary in fencing at the 2005 World Cup event in Bangkok, Thailand, and has since served as a Hungarian national team coach in the sport. Their father Istvan also competed in fencing, and has worked as a coach in Hungary. (utanpotlassport.hu, 25 Aug 2018; kertvarosivivas.hu, 08 Sep 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Jun 2015; helyihirek.hu, 18 Feb 2009)

Ambitions To win gold in team sabre at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (index.hu, 10 Jun 2016)

Other information FAMILY AFFAIR
His older brother Andras became his coach in 2015. In 2017 Andras was appointed head coach of the Hungary men's sabre team. The brothers' father, Istvan Decsi, founded the Kertvaros Fencing SE club in 2008 in Hungary, where both brothers have coached. Tamas, who has worn his hair in a ponytail as a tribute to his father who also fenced in a ponytail, said that he does not feel pressure due to his family's involvement in the sport. "There is no extra pressure at all, on the contrary it [working with family] offers a lot of positive elements to build into my fencing." (blikk.hu, 18 Apr 2016; nemzetisport.hut, 27 Jan 2017; sosz.hu, 17 Aug 2017; borsonline.hu, 08 Jul 2016)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2018 he began studying sports law at Pazmany Peter Catholic University. (Facebook profile, 01 Jan 2019)

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