Leading news portal Reuters has a very interesting interview with the coach of Hungarian water polo team. He talks about the team, the gold medals, and the secret of the teams’ power: the Hungarian thermal water!
The current men’s water polo team is now preparing to their fourth Olympic gold medal under the coaching of Dénes Kemény, after they won the last three. Altogether, Hungarian water polo teams won 9 Olympic gold, which is the most in the sport’s history.
The secret of Hungarian water polo hides in two things. One is the history of this sport in the country. "Hungarian water polo has been popular for a century. We have a certain mindset, a toughness, which I trust will come out once again." – says Gergely Kiss player to Reuters. The other thing is the special water of Hungary: “Kemeny said it was the thermal waters that bubble up everywhere in the country and allowed it to run warm water pools year-round decades before heated pools became the norm.” "In colder waters (opponents) mostly just swam, and they couldn't handle the ball as well as us..." (Reuters)
Well, this strengths why Hungary is called as Spa Capital of Europe.