Water polo is a team sport that is similar to soccer and basketball in a pool. The team with the ball is on offense while the other team is on defense. The team with the ball tries to score a goal by throwing or hitting the ball into the opponent’s goal. The defending tries to protect their goal and steal the ball. The thrill of the sport comes from scoring goals and playing with your teammates and friends.
The objective of water polo is to score points in the other team’s goal and the team with the most points wins.
Dezso was a Hungarian water polo player. He was a three-time gold medalist in the Olympic championship. He won silver in 1948 London, gold in 1952 Helsinki, gold in 1956 Melbourne, bronze in 1960 Rome, and gold in 1964 Tokyo. Alongside those awards he won gold in 1954 and 1962 in the European championship. He later became the coach of the Hungarian national water polo team. He’s widely regarded as a legendary player and was the most decorated player in the history of water polo. He died August 18, 2013.
October 23, 1927