Budapest, August 10 (MTI) – President János Áder greeted Hungarian athletes in the Hungarian House at a small ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, the venue of the 2016 Olympics, late on Tuesday local time.
He congratulated Emese Szász, who won Hungary’s first gold medal in fencing on the first day of the Games and the athlete’s trainer, former Olympic champion Győző Kulcsár.
Áder also congratulated Géza Imre who won Hungary’s first silver medal in fencing just before the ceremony.
The Hungarian president commended two other athletes who were unable to attend: swimmers Katinka Hosszú and Tamás Kenderesi.
Hosszú finished later on Tuesday by winning her third gold medal in Rio and Kenderesi won Hungary’s first bronze after beating US Olympic champion Michael Phelps during the semi-finals.
Hungary currently ranks third behind the US and China on the 2016 Olyimpic Games’ medal standings with 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals.