Great Olympians

Biographies - SZE

Szebeny Antal

Olympic Competitor nr 4636

Szebeny György

Olympic Competitor nr 6795

Szebeny István

Olympic Competitor nr 6796

Szebeny Miklós

Olympic Competitor nr 6797

Szecsi Zoltan

Waterpolo (3 gold)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Waterpolo gold gold gold 19200

Winner of the Waterpolo at Sydney, Athina and Beijing

Szegedy Géza

Olympic Competitor nr 3066

Székely Éva

Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
1948 1952 1956 HP
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.

Szemere László

Olympic Competitor nr 2481

Szentgróthy László

Olympic Competitor nr 5633

Szerelemhegyi Ervin

Olympic Competitor nr 5541

Written 2002-10-29 - last modified 2011-09-26

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