Hungary Team Men

General info

Responsible body:
Hungarian Paralympic Commitee
Preferred team name:
Hungary Men's National Sitting Volleyball Team
Team manager name:
Gyula Raska
Team manager e-mail:
gyula.raska@gmail.com
Media person name:
Éva Szerencsi
Media person e-mail:
media@hparalimpia.hu

Social media

Responsible body website:
http://www.hparalimpia.hu/
Responsible body Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Magyar-Paralimpiai-Csapat-974712892605170/

Team information

Team history:

The Hungarian Men’s Sitting Volleyball has a long history, it was founded in 1981.
It achieved pretty fast success, gaining a 2nd rank in the World Championships in 1986. After 7 years of operation it already qualified to the Paralympic Games in Seoul and three other Paralympic Games later on as well ( Barcelona, Atlanta,Sydney).
The team gain gold medal at the European Championships in Slovenia in 1995. The current team still has some fundamental members from the golden ages.
This knowledge and experience provides powerful background for the upcoming young talents. We are looking forward to the upcoming years as the national team managed to find very promising young talents in the recent times.

Main players:

- Róbert Kertész (spiker) very promising young player.

Interesting players:

- Attila Mányák (MD) was great talent already in his young ages in standing volleyball.
Once playing games with his teammates he got a serious injury on his knee. He went thorugh an operation and after one year of heavy rehabilitation finally his knee healed nearly perfectly.
He started to play again, then after a very bit of time he fell again to the same knee and he had exactly the same injury. The knee was never again the same, there was no more chance for him to play standing volleyball.
Fortunately he managed to turn his talent into sitting volleyball and become one of the best players of his time. He got the best spiker award at the Sydney Paralympics and still he is a essential player of the Hungarian National Team.

Teams biggest achievement:

- European Champions (1995. Ljubljana).