Dénes Kemény, the most successful Hungarian water polo trainer of all time has resigned from his position as head of the National Water Polo Association.
Kemény made his decision public in February, but now has officially submitted his written resignation, Origo.hu reports.
Dénes Kemény was never a great water polo player. His best achievement was being on the junior national team which won the 1973 European Junior Championship in Duisburg. A veterinary doctor by training, in 1990 he achieved the position of water polo trainer, and in 1998 the water polo master trainer.
He was the trainer and president of the men’s national team from 1997 to 2012, during which time the team won 24 medals at 29 major tournaments, including three Olympic gold medals in a row from 2000 to 2008, one World Championship in 2003 and two European Championships in 1997 and 1999.
Dénes Kemény (bottom row, third from left) and the men’s Olympic gold winner team at the Athens Olympic Games.