Sza - Sze - Szi - Szm - Szo
B. 1966-01-22, Romania
Gymnastics (4 gold, 1 silver)
Waterpolo (3 gold)
Winner of the Waterpolo at Sydney, Athina and Beijing
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
|200 m Breaststroke||fourth||gold||silver||22500|
|400 m Free-style||-||sixth||-||640|
|4 x 100 m Free-style||fifth||-||-||250|
In 1952, the definition of breaststroke was such that the arms had to move
in parallel. Éva Székely was the first to use the butterfly
stroke when she won the gold at Helsinki. By 1956, the definition had changed
and the butterfly was a medal discipline of its own.
She was the wife of Gyarmati Dezsö. Their daughter Andrea won silver in backstroke and bronze in butterfly in '72, and then married Mihaly Hesz, gold in K1 in '68, silver in '64. Gyarmati and Szekely emigrated for a short while to the US, but returned to Hungary.
B. 1925-12-05, Márianosztra, Pest, Hungary; D. 1969-05-24
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 silver)
Waterpolo (2 gold, 1 silver)
Waterpolo (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
B. 1935-03-28, Michalkowice, Poland
Track and Field (2 gold)
The first to triple jump over 17 metres with 17.03 in 1960, which remained unbeaten until the Olympics at Mexico City, when it was bettered five times, eventually by Viktor Saneev. He had also jumped 16.89 m at Mexico, a fabulous jump until that time, but at Mexico only enough for seventh place.
Olympic Competitor nr 2
last modified 2002-10-29
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