Secretary of State with Silver Christmas Tree
Tünde Szabó, one of the outstanding figures of Hungarian swimming, was always mentioned as a silver girl since she won the silver medal at the 1991 European- and World Championships and at the 1922 Summer Olympics, just behind Krisztina Egerszegi. In our interview, as being the new Secretary of State for Sport, she talked about the possible reasons why she could have been chosen to this position after she worked as the Secretary General- and later the Vice President of the Hungarian Swimming Association. She also talked about her family, her husband and her three children, and she let us know some details of the family’s 2015 Christmas plans, such as their silver decorated Christmas tree. After the introduction of the every-day Physical Education at schools, she is planning to start swimming instruction at the lower grades. It is not a secret that she has long-term plans in her new position. She said that the 2017 World Aquatics Championship in Hungary is a great challenge for the country, but she believes that it will be very successful series of sports events.