Not everyone is born with lucky genetics, but humility, discipline, modesty, and perseverance really make us capable of anything. From a thin, scoliosis-like toddler from a typically bourgeois family who, according to recollections, had no particular flair for ball games well-mannered, fought, but never fought against anyone, became Master of water polo. His students looked up to him and respected him. The work was not left without a reward, his lovable modesty commanded respect, his kindness created a family, a home. And then came the tragedy which goes nowhere, points nothing, follows nothing. All we have to do is, thank Tibor Benedek, for us, for Hungary. That’s just over 47 years that we’ve got from it. In the 48th year of his life, Tibor Benedek, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, world and European champion water polo player, died after a serious illness, was the former federal captain of the Hungarian men's national team on 18 June 2020.
At dawn my dad sent me a text. They have known each other for 20 years. 🏴💔🤽🏼♂️