B 1968-04-16, Halle, Germany
Rowing (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Three of the four members (Andreas Hajek,
Stephan Volkert and
Andre Willms) of the
winning crew in Barcelona returned to Atlanta to win again, but their third
different partner let them down in Sydney.
B. 1878-02-01, Hungary; D. 1955-11-12
Swimming & Artistic Competition (2 gold, 1 silver)
|100 m Freestyle||gold||6400|
|1200 m Freestyle||gold||6400|
He was actually called Guttmann but he officially changed his name. Hajós
means "sailor" in Hungarian.
He had wanted to win all three distances, but the start of the 500 m was much too soon after the finish of the 100.
He was the youngest winner in Athens. He would also represent Hungary twice in Football. As an architect, he built the Margarethen Pool in Budapest.
Olympic Competitor nr 218
Olympic Competitor nr 3057
Olympic Competitor nr 5096
Written 2000-12-01 - last modified 2011-08-13
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