Réka Benkó

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Reka Benko 2013 Fencing WCH SFS-IN t143816.jpg
At the 2013 World Fencing Championships
Personal information
Born(1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 28)
National coach(es)Tamסs Kovסcs
ClubG׶d׶llő EAC
Head coach(es)J׳szef Navarrete
FIE Rankingcurrent ranking


Réka Benkó (given birth to 8 Apr 1989) is a Hungarian sabre fencer, bronze medallist in the 2008 Western Fencing Championships.


Benkó made a decision to take up fencing after viewing Tímea Nagy's Olympic success on the 2000 Summertime Olympics in Sydney. Her initial trainer was László Schubert. She gained a sterling silver medal on the 2006 Western european Junior Championships in Poznań and a group silver medal on the 2008 model in Amsterdam. She also had taken a sterling silver medal at this year's 2009 and 2011 U23 Western european Championships kept respectively in Debrecen and Kazan.At mature level she reached the semi-finals on the 2008 Western european Championships in Kiev, but she shed to Russia's Sofiya Velikaya and came apart using a bronze medal. She was four-time champ of Hungary from 2009 to 2012. In the 2009–10 period she climbed her initial World Glass podium using a sterling silver medal at the task NY after getting defeated in the ultimate by Olympic champ Mariel Zagunis. Benkó attemptedto qualify towards the 2012 Summertime Olympics, but she dropped to Germany's Alexandra Bujdoso in the desk of 16 from the Olympic area qualifying competition in Bratislava. Annoyed by this failing, she had taken a four-month break from competition.