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SZASZ-KOVACS Emese

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Age36
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Personal Information

Languages English, Hungarian

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup75618
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2007-03-03Moedling (AUSTRIA), 2004-05-01Sydney (AUSTRALIA), 2011-06-24
Sydney (AUSTRALIA), 2007-05-26Legnano (ITALY), 2004-05-14Leipzig (GERMANY), 2014-02-07
Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC), 2008-01-26Barcelone (SPAIN), 2008-02-16Legnano (ITALY), 2014-10-24
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2009-03-07St-Maur (FRANCE), 2013-03-01Legnano (ITALY), 2015-10-23
Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG), 2010-03-27Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2014-05-16Barcelone (SPAIN), 2017-01-20
Barcelone (SPAIN), 2014-03-07Tallin (ESTONIA), 2017-10-20
Xuzhou (CHINA), 2014-11-14
World Championship-123
Paris (FRANCE), 2010-11-04Turin (ITALY), 2006-10-02
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2013-08-05
Zone Championships--44
Zagreb (CROATIA), 2013-06-16
Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-06
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-22
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15
Grand Prix55717
La Havane (CUBA), 2006-06-16Budapest (HUNGARY), 2007-01-19Barcelone (SPAIN), 2006-05-12
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2008-01-18Rome (ITALY), 2007-02-09Budapeste (HUNGARY), 2009-01-16
Rome (ITALY), 2009-02-06Doha (QATAR), 2010-01-23Saint-Maur (FRANCE), 2010-02-19
Bogota (COLOMBIA), 2017-05-26Montréal (CANADA), 2010-05-28Nankin (CHINA), 2011-06-11
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2018-05-25La Havane (CUBA), 2013-05-23Budapest (HUNGARY), 2012-02-25
La Havane (CUBA), 2014-05-22
Doha (QATAR), 2014-12-06
Olympic Games1--1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-06
1--1
Belgrade (SERBIA), 2010-10-10

Sport Specific Information

Club / Team Vasas SC: Budapest, HUN

Name of coach Andras Peterdi [personal]

Handedness Left

General Interest

Most influential person in career Coach Gyozo Kulcsar. (infostart.hu, 11 Oct 2018)

Injuries She was struggling with minor injuries in early 2019. (origo.hu, 16 Jan 2019)

She underwent elbow surgery in January 2015. She returned to competition two months later. (molcsapat.hu, 10 Mar 2015)

She suffered an elbow injury that required surgery in 2011. She has also torn a ligament in her ankle during her career. (olimpia.origo.hu, 30 Jul 2012; hvg.hu, 23 Apr 2012)

Other information EXPECTING MOTHER
After taking some time off from fencing following the death of her longtime coach Gyozo Kulcsar in 2018, she announced in 2019 that she was pregnant and expecting a baby that year. "I asked for some time off from the Hungarian fencing federation and my club, Vasas SC. It was not a secret that we were also trying to have a baby. The good news came in December [2018]. After the loss of our master [Kulcsar] we received a little miracle, and will have a baby in August [2019]. So life gives to us with one hand, and takes away with the other. I'm not going to talk about Tokyo [2020 Olympic Games] yet, it is still an open question." (infostart.hu, 28 Feb 2019; index.hu, 28 Feb 2019)

COACH'S PASSING
Her longtime coach, Gyozo Kulcsar, who guided her to gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, died in late 2018. In agreement with the Hungarian Fencing Federation and her club, she took some time away from competition to mourn his death. The pair had worked together for nearly two decades and were described as having a father-daughter relationship. "The 17 years we spent together, through good times and bad, are memories that I will always cherish." (infostart.hu, 11 Oct 2018; blikk.hu, 11 Oct 2018)

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