The city of Recco paid tribute to one of the best water polo players in history Tibor Benedek, who passed away on June 18, 2020 at the age of 48, once again.
The path that connects Recco’s pool and the street is officially named after the Hungarian ace – “Tibor Benedek Staircase” (“Scalinata Tibor Benedek”).
A memorial plaque was unveiled by his wife Panni Epres and Tibor’s eldest daughter, Ginevra, at the ceremony held this afternoon.
Benedek, the three-time Olympic champion, played for Pro Recco for eight years (2001- 2004 and 2007 – 2012) and left a strong mark in this club.
Recco’s President Maurizio Felugo, Hungarian Water Polo Federation President Attila Varri (both were Benedek’s teammates) attended the ceremony, along with Recco’s legend Eraldo Pizzo, Benedek’s teammates: Stefano Tempesti, Norbert Madaras, etc.