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György Gurics

Full name: György Gurics
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: January 27, 1929 in Dunapentele, Fejér, Hungary
Died: September 10, 2013
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

György Gurics took up wrestling in 1946 and was on the Hungarian national team from 1952-63. For nearly a decade, Gurics was the world’s top middleweight and later light-heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He won the 1952 Olympic middleweight bronze, was 1961 light-heavyweight World champion, while taking silvers at the 1955 World Championships (middleweight) and 1958 World Championships (light-heavyweight), and bronze at the 1963 World Championships (middleweight). In 1961, Gurics was selected as the Hungarian Sportsperson of the Year. Gurics also won the Universiade middleweight silver and was a 16-time Hungarian champion – 1951-52, 1955-56 and 1962 in Greco-Roman middleweight; 1949-50, 1952, and 1954-55 in freestyle middleweight; 1957-59 and 1961 in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight; and 1957-58 in freestyle light-heavyweight. After finishing his sporting career, Gurics worked as a wrestling coach, coaching the Hungarian national team and from 1978-83 was head coach of the Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club wrestling team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Hungary HUN 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Hungary HUN 24
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Hungary HUN 8T

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Standings 5 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 5T 1956-12-05 5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #3 2 1956-12-05 K'art'ozia (URS) decision (3-0), Gurics (HUN) 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 3T 1956-12-04 2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #4 1 1956-12-04 Gurics (HUN) decision (3-0), Atlı (TUR) 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 4T 1956-12-03 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #3 1 1956-12-03 Gurics (HUN) decision (2-1), Peckham (USA) 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 6T 1960-08-26 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #11 1 1960-08-26 Gurics (HUN) decision, Michiels (BEL) 1

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Standings 3 1952-07-20 0-2
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 2 1952-07-23 Takhti (IRI) default (injury), Gurics (HUN)
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Six 1T 1952-07-23 5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Six Match #2 AC 1952-07-23 Gurics (HUN) 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five 3 1952-07-23 5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five Match #1 2 1952-07-23 Tsimak'uridze (URS) decision (3-0), Gurics (HUN) 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four 2 1952-07-22 2
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four Match #1 1 1952-07-22 Gurics (HUN) decision (2-1), Reitz (RSA) 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 2 1952-07-22 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #6 AC 1952-07-22 Gurics (HUN) 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 2T 1952-07-21 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #8 1 1952-07-21 Gurics (HUN) decision (2-1), Lindblad (SWE) 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 1T 1952-07-20 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #8 1 1952-07-20 Gurics (HUN) fall (14:22), Everaerts (BEL) 0

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four 8T 1960-09-05 9
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four Match #2 2 1960-09-05 Takhti (IRI) fall (5:00), Gurics (HUN) 4
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 6T 1960-09-03 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #3 1 1960-09-03 Gurics (HUN) fall (3:37), Singh (IND) 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 11T 1960-09-02 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #4 2 1960-09-02 Palm (SWE) fall (7:44), Gurics (HUN) 4
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 5T 1960-09-01 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #3 1 1960-09-01 Gurics (HUN) decision, Steckle (CAN) 1