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Mihály Hesz

Full name: Mihály Hesz (Hess)
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: December 15, 1943 in Nógrád, Nógrád, Hungary
Affiliations: Ferencvárosi TC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Andrea Gyarmati; Son-in-law of Éva Székely; Son-in-law of Dezső Gyarmati.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Mihály Hesz had the following podium finishes at the Flatwater World Championships: 1st 1966 K1 10000 m, 1st 1971 K1 4×500 m (with Géza Csapó, István Szabó, and Csaba Giczy), 2nd 1966 K1 4×500 m (with Imre Kemecsey, András Szente, and the non-Olympian Ferenc Cseh), 3rd 1963 K1 10000 m, 3rd 1970 K1 4×500 m (with Géza Csapó, István Csizmadia, and the non-Olympian József Svidró), 3rd 1971 K1 500 m.

Hesz was divorced from the Hungarian swimmer Andrea Gyarmati in 1976 and emigrated as a dentist to West Germany in 1980. He then adopted the Germanised name Hess.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Canoeing Hungary Final Round 2 3:57.28
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Canoeing Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 4:04.57
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Canoeing Hungary Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:02.90
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Canoeing Hungary Final Round 1 4:02.63
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Canoeing Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 4:04.97
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Canoeing Hungary Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:04.70
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