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László Jeney

Full name: László Jeney
Nickname(s): Pierre
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 30, 1923 in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
Died: April 24, 2006 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Vasas, Budapest (HUN) / Ferencvárosi TC, Budapest (HUN) / Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

László Jeney was goalkeeper for the Hungarian national team, competing in four Olympics (1948-60). After the famous Hungary-Soviet “blood-in-the-water” match at the 1956 Olympics, he refused to stand for the Soviet National Anthem, the match coming only weeks after Soviet tanks had invaded Hungary to crush the Hungarian October Uprising, killing many Hungarians. Unlike many of his teammates, he returned to Hungary when he found his wife was pregnant back home. He worked for the Vasas Sports Club and ran a Budapest bar until his death in 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1960 Summer 37 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 3 Bronze

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1948 Summer 25 London Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1 1948-08-04 HUN 5, FRA 4 0
1948 Summer 25 London Water Polo Hungary HUN Group E Match #4 1 1948-08-01 HUN 5, EGY 2 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1 1952-08-01 HUN 7, ITA 2 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #3 1 1952-08-02 HUN 4, USA 0 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1T 1952-07-30 YUG 2, HUN 2 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1T 1952-07-30 NED 4, HUN 4 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1952-07-26 HUN 9, EGY 0 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-27 HUN 5, URS 3 0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #8 1 1956-12-05 HUN 4, GER 0 0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1 1956-11-29 HUN 6, GBR 1
1960 Summer 37 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #4 1 1960-08-27 HUN 9, BEL 4 0
1960 Summer 37 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #6 1 1960-08-29 HUN 11, FRA 3 0
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