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György Kárpáti

Full name: György Kárpáti
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: June 23, 1935 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapesti Kinizsi/Ferencvárosi Torna Club
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

György Kárpáti played at outside forward and used his great swimming speed to great effect. In his prime, he was considered the fastest water poloist in the world. When only 17-years-old, he won his first Olympic gold medal in 1952, and this was followed by another gold in 1956, a bronze in 1960, and a third gold in 1964. Kárpáti was a member of the Hungarian water polo team that won the European Championships in 1954, 1956, and 1962. He later coached the Hungarian team to a 1976 Olympic gold and three world titles. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Unlike many members of the 1956 Hungarian Olympic team, he never defected, remaining in Hungary, and working for many years for the Munkacsy Foundation, a cultural institute in Budapest.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1960 Summer 25 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #3 1 1952-08-02 HUN 4, USA 0 0
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1T 1952-07-30 YUG 2, HUN 2 1
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1T 1952-07-30 NED 4, HUN 4 1
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1952-07-26 HUN 9, EGY 0 1
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-27 HUN 5, URS 3 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #4 1 1956-12-03 HUN 4, ITA 0 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #8 1 1956-12-05 HUN 4, GER 0 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #9 1 1956-12-06 HUN 4, URS 0 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #12 1 1956-12-07 HUN 2, YUG 1 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1 1956-11-29 HUN 6, GBR 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #3 1 1956-11-30 HUN 6, USA 2 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1960-08-30 HUN 3, NED 1 0
1960 Summer 25 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 2 1960-09-01 YUG 2, HUN 1 0
1960 Summer 25 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #2 1 1960-08-26 HUN 7, USA 2 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #6 1 1960-08-29 HUN 11, FRA 3 4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1 1964-10-17 HUN 3, ITA 1 0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #4 1 1964-10-18 HUN 5, URS 2 0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1964-10-14 HUN 6, NED 5 0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 1T 1964-10-15 YUG 4, HUN 4 2
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #1 1 1964-10-11 HUN 11, EGY 1 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #2 1 1964-10-12 HUN 5, BEL 0 1
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