My whole family called me on speakerphone

Hungary’s Maria Erdi is part of a close-knit family so it only seemed right that when she qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games they all sent their congratulations together.

Erdi booked her spot for Rio 2016 in the Laser Radial at the final opportunity, the European qualification event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Following nervously back in Balatonfured, Hungary was father Gabor, mother Gabriella and siblings Julia, Anna, Gabriella and Janos.

“My whole family called me,” explained Maria, “They were on the phone, on the speaker so I was talking to everyone, my siblings and my parents.

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