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Barbara
Bujka
HungaryHungary, HUN
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 September 1986
Height
172 cm
Weight
82 kg
Residence
Szeged, HUN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Szeged: Hungary

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1994.
Name of coach
Attila Biro [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
Handedness
Left

General Interest

Hobbies
Cooking, baking, walking her dog. (olimpia.hu, 11 Jun 2016)
Injuries
During the 2014/15 season she was troubled by a back injury. (waterpolo.hu, 02 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named on the Dream Team of the women's water polo competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (24.hu, 19 Aug 2016)

She was named 2012 Hungarian Female Player of the Year. (index.hu, 13 Dec 2012)

In 2012 she received the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary [civil division]. (sport.hir24.hu, 17 Sep 2012)

She was named in the All-Star team of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (hatharom.com, 10 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
Her father Gabor played water polo for Hungary at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, and her sister Viktoria has played the sport at club level in Hungary. (waterpolo.hu, 15 Jul 2014)
Other information
FROM GERMANY TO HUNGARY
She initially represented Germany at international level, competing in the world and European championships in 2003, and the 2005 World Junior Championships. She then switched to play for Hungary. (sportsdeskonline.com, 21 Feb 2007; waterpolo.co.nz, 11 Jan 2005; swimnews.com, 23 Jul 2003)