For the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, I would like to pay my respect to those heroes, who were fighting for the freedom of the Hungarian nation. The fights were not only on the streets of Budapest but also in the swimming pools of Melbourne. Me, as an athlete, I know and understand how it feels to represent a nation. I can only imagine the pressure that the Hungarian water polo team must have been under prior to the start of their game against the Soviet Union. Their courage and determination should be an example for all not just the athletes. Let's be proud of them, for what they have done for our country and for all of us!
Let's celebrate this special day together!