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Dora
Antal
HungaryHungary, HUN
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 September 1993
Height
169 cm
Weight
62 kg
Residence
United States
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Hungarian
Higher education
Psychology - University of California Berkeley: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
"My brother played water polo and I wanted to do what he did."
Club / Team
University of California Golden Bears: United States
Name of coach
Coralie Simmons [club], USA; Attila Biro [national], HUN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, travelling, listening to music. (mob.hu, 11 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, and finishing fourth at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Kobe Bryant. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dream big and work for your dreams no matter what." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation [MPSF] Newcomer of the Year. She was also named in the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches [ACWPC] All-American first team. (calbears.com, 07 Dec 2014)

She was named 2012 Outstanding Athlete of Eger in Hungary. (egrivizilabda.hu, 23 Oct 2012)

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

She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2012 U19 European Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia. (calbears.com, 07 Dec 2014)

She was named 2011 Female Athlete of the Year in Eger, Hungary. (egrivizilabda.hu, 14 Apr 2012)

She received the 2011 Ivan Szalay Award, given to the best junior player of the year in Hungary. (vlv.hu, 22 Apr 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games and world championships. (mob.hu, 11 Jun 2016)
Other information
RIO PREPARATIONS
In 2015/16 she took a year of absence from her studies at the University of California Berkeley to return to Hungary to prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (calbears.com, 27 Apr 2016; waterpolo.hu, 11 Nov 2015)

YOUNGEST
At age 19 she was the youngest women's water polo player at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (calbears.com, 14 Nov 2012)