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József Gerlach

Full name: József Gerlach
Other name(s): Joseph Gerlach
Gender: Male
Born: October 18, 1938 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: BVSC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Diving

Related Olympians: Father of Ágnes Gerlach.

Biography

Joseph Gerlach defected from Hungary at the 1956 Olympics and eventually settled in the United States. He became a professional stunt diver, swan diving into Port-a-Pit foam padding for money, although the day before his wedding he misjudged the dive and had to have his face reconstructed. He spent time as an opening act for Evel Knievel in the 1970s and was on marquees on the Las Vegas strip. He also spent some time coaching divers, helping three make the 1964 Olympics. He then became a manager, coach, and agent for his son, Brad, a professional surfer. Gerlach then developed the Carveboard, a skateboard that works like a surfboard, selling more than 50,000 Carveboards in over 35 countries.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Men's Springboard Hungary HUN 8
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Men's Platform Hungary HUN 4

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Standings 8 136.08
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final 8 136.08 55.63
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying 8 QU 80.45
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #1 4 15.64
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #2 11 12.39
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #3 9 14.08
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #4 5 13.52
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #1 10 10.56
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #2 11 10.54
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #3 8 13.30
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #4 10 15.18
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #5 11 14.07
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #6 7 16.80

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Standings 4 149.25
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final 4 149.25 71.48
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying 3 QU 77.77
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #1 5 16.06
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #2 3 18.24
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #3 5 17.68
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Final Round Dive #4 4 19.50
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #1 1 12.78
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #2 19 9.12
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #3 2 13.68
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #4 1T 14.63
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #5 2 14.76
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Diving Hungary Qualifying Dive #6 14 12.80
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