The Whistle Blower spoke to Kemény Dénes, one if the most successful waterpolo coaches of all time.
Head coach for the dominant Hungarian men’s teams that won gold medals in three successive Olympics—2000, 2004, 2008—Kemeny enjoyed unprecedented success with a team of stars that that were produced in the famous nursery that is Hungary waterpolo.
From 1997 until his retirement in 2012, Kemeny teams captured medals in 24 out of 29 major tournaments, including titles at the European (1997, 1999) and World (2003) Championships, FINA World League (2003, 2004) and World Cup (1999) while also padding Hungary’s record total of nine golds in Olympic competition.
Kemény spoke to The Whistle Blower about his life of waterpolo.
Here is part one of this journey with host Ian Trent and good friends from Footscray Swimming and Water Polo Club. John Fox and Daniel Flahive.