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Triple OLYMPIC gold medal winner died of cancer

One of the vandpoloens biggest personalities have passed away - Hungarian Tibor Benedek died so Thursday, he was only 47 years old.

Benedek, who is considered one of the world's best vandpolospillere through the ages, resigned suddenly as coach of the Hungarian club UVSE in may and cited 'personal reasons' for the decision.

however, It turned out that he suffered from cancer of the pancreas. A very aggressive form of cancer, a month after cost him his life.

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Tibor Benedek obtained from 1990-2008 384 appearances for Hungary, which in the period was among the world's absolute best vandpolohold. Photo: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

In his active career put Tibor Benedek a nice imprint on the sport. Five times he took part at the OLYMPICS with a sixth place finish as the worst outcome. Three times he reached to the top at the OLYMPICS with the Hungary, when the country won the tournament in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

in Addition, he won the Hungary WORLD cup in 2003, just as it also was for a european title in 1997. Furthermore, he managed to win two WORLD championships, a WORLD championship bronze, three EM-silver and two EM-bronze.

After his active career, which also included eight years as a professional in Italy, with seven Italian championships as a result - went Tibor Benedek trænervejen, where he in four seasons as coach led the country to WORLD cup gold.

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thousands of hungarians commemorated the Laszlo Balogh in Budapest on Thursday evening. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

Thousands of hungarians demonstrated on Thursday evening, Tibor Benedek the last respects at a memorial outside the Alfréd Hajós svømmeanlægget in Budapest, where also the country's minister for sport, Tünde Szabó, and the country's former president and current IOC member Pál Schmitt was among the participants.

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