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Katalin Fábiánné Rozsnyói won prestigious IOC award

Katalin Fábiánné Rozsnyói won prestigious IOC award 3.12.2018

A very successful Hungarian canoe sprint coach Katalin Fábiánné Rozsnyói won a very prestigious IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievements Award at the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires. She is the first Hungarian coach to win this award.

The IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards are awarded every year to one female and one male coach and are an initiative of the IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission to raise awareness about the athletes’ entourage and recognise the important role coaches play in supporting athletes on the road to their sporting dreams. This year the awards were given in Buenos Aires, just before the start of the Youth Olympic Games.
Katalin Fábiánné Rozsnyói was a successful canoe sprint athlete winning a silver medal in the K2 500 metres event at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and 14 national champion titles. After her sporting career she found new challenges as a coach. And she became even more successful in this role. Her athletes have won 11 medals at the Olympic Games, 84 medals at World Championships and 70 medals at European championships. Among her protégées are Kinga Bóta, Éva Dónusz, Nataša Douchev-Janics, Krisztina Fazekas-Zur, Katalin Kovács, Danuta Kozák, Rita Kőbán, Erika Mészáros, Gabriella Szabó, Tamara Takács, Zoltan Kammerer, Tamás Kulifai, Daniel Pauman and David Toth.
This is, however, not her only award for coaching achievements. She has been elected Hungarian coach of the year six times, in 2005 she received special NOB prize, in 2012 she was awarded the László Papp Budapest Sports Prize, in 2013 she was awarded a MOB Women's Sport Award and in 2017 she was awarded the Prima Primissima Prize.


Source and photo: Hungarian Canoe Federation - http://kajakkenusport.hu/hir/17649/