Olympic Competitor nr 4636
Olympic Competitor nr 6795
Olympic Competitor nr 6796
Olympic Competitor nr 6797
Waterpolo (3 gold)
Winner of the Waterpolo at Sydney, Athina and Beijing
Olympic Competitor nr 3066
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 2481
Olympic Competitor nr 5633
Olympic Competitor nr 5541
Written 2002-10-29 - last modified 2011-09-26
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