The next year, the year of the FINA World Championship will be the 40th anniversary for Ferenc Kovácshegyi of starting his coaching- carrier. Her idol was Tamás Széchy, who was known as the “Pope of the Swimmer” in Hungary.
„Tamás Széchy marked an area with his new training- method in the ‘70th. The thoughtfulness, the exactitude, the fault-finder, and analytic attitude, which was so typical for him. He rose the efficiency, and the standard for the upcoming coach generation, and his work is still significant. He never taught young coaches, but do not discouraged them to judge his method of coaching either. We could follow the trainings of such spectacular competitors like András Hargitay (the new coach of the national team), Csaba Sós (the Vice-president of the Federation), Zoltán Verrasztó (the Father of Dávid, who can win his first medal in Rio). We got to know this profession, and valuable knowledge for the future.” -remembered Ferenc Kovácshely for the ‘70th. He works together for more than 20 years with Sándor Széles, the coach of the Olympic Champion, Dániel Gyurta.
Because of that fact Ferenc Kovácshegyi knows how could be Gyurta an Olympic Champion for the 2nd times, and how he can be on the top of the world again.
„ We have the same challenge, and we need to accept it on the same way like before the success in London. We just have a little bit more than 3 month for that. – highlighted the master-coach of the Sport Club UTE. We are working with 100% of efficiency and determination, but he needs to work with all his strength and knowledge. I can say, he needs to switch for 120% efficiency. – told Ferenc Kovácshely, who worked with the top of a former swimming generation like Attila Czene, Tamás Darnyi, Norbert Rózsa, “Joe” Szabó and Sándor Wladár.