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11th August, 2016

Another fencing gold for Hungary



Hungaryís gold medal haul continued on Wednesday night as Aron Szilagyi successfully defended his Olympic title in the men's sabre competition.

Szilagyi, holder of the European title, overcame American Daryl Homer 15-8 in the final in Rio de Janeiro to win Hungaryís fifth gold medal of the tournament.

Katinka Hosszu was part of the 4X200-metre freestyle relay team that finished out of the medals in sixth place last night.

She will strive for her fourth solo gold medal in the 200-metre backstroke late Friday night.

The men's water polo teamís challenge remains stalled following a third draw in as many matches, this time an 8-8 stalemate against Greece.

Water Polo Federation president Denes Kemeny said more has to be done, as it is obvious that goals scored against the team in the last half minute could be avoided.

Hungary currently have he fourth and last qualifying spot in the six-team group with games ahead against Brazil and Japan. (MI pp.1&2; MH pp.1&16; Nsz pp.1&14; N pp.1&16; KR; TV)
11th August, 2016

Over 10,000 at Domingo concert



A total of 10,500 spectators turned out for the free concert by Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo and guests at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena on Wednesday.

Originally the concert was to be held outside St. Stephenís Basilica, but the venue was changed due to poor weather.

The free concert was supported by the cabinet at a cost of Ft 327 million. (hirtv.hu; TV)
11th August, 2016

Security scare at Sziget festival



Guests were temporarily prevented from entering the Sziget Festival yesterday due to a security alert when an unattended rucksack was discovered near the entrance.

While examining the package, police stopped visitors from entering and herded them onto neighbouring streets.

Suburban HEV trains passed through the nearby Filatorigat station without stopping.

An examination by bomb disposal experts found that the bag contained only sausages and beer. (MH p.12; Nsz p.16; index.hu; TV)


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