Barbara Benko, who goes by “Barbi”, doused her competitors even as a child. That was mostly due to the fact that she loved water at the tender age of three years, and competed in many swim competitions in her youth.
“I loved being in the water and did a swim class when I was only three years old. As I got older, I competed at many swim competitions. Swimming is huge in Hungary, we are very proud of our Olympic medal winners and World Champions. But I still got bored with it fairly quickly.” Barbi comes from a very athletic family, her Mother is a physical therapist and her Father was a track star who today owns two bicycle shops and coaches the National Team. That’s how all roads led to sports for Barbi.
After a short excursion into basketball, she found MTB and knew after her first training that this would end up being her sport. A few short weeks later, she participated in her first competition and won – her Dad as her coach right there with her.