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Alajos Keserű

Full name: Alajos Keserű
Gender: Male
Born: March 8, 1905 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 3, 1965 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Ferencvárosi TC, Budapest (HUN) / MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Ferenc Keserű.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Alajos Keserű (often called Keserű II) began his sporting career in 1917, earning 73 caps for Hungary from 1921-35. He started his Olympic career in 1924 at Paris with a fifth place, won the silver medal behind Germany in Amsterdam in 1928 and four years later won a gold medal. His brother Ferenc (Keserű I)was his teammate in all three tournaments. With the Hungarian team Keserű was a four-time European champion (1926, 1927, 1931, 1934) and later worked as a trainer, first in Tatabanya and later in Budapest. He won seven Hungarian Championships in water polo (1921, 1922, 1925-1927, 1929, 1935), and was also a successful swimmer, winning three Hungarian titles – 1921 and 1922 in the 4×200 free relay and in 1922 also as an open-water swimmer. After World War II Keserű worked as an administrator in Budapest for a machine factory and for the local electricity works.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 19 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 5
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles 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
1924 Summer 19 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-15 BEL 7, HUN 2 0
1924 Summer 19 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Third-Place Tournament Match #1 1 1924-07-18 HUN 7, TCH 0 1
1924 Summer 19 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Third-Place Tournament Match #2 2 1924-07-19 SWE 4, HUN 1 0
1924 Summer 19 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Round One Match #2 1 1924-07-13 HUN 7, GBR 6 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1928-08-10 GER 5, HUN 2 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1928-08-07 HUN 5, FRA 3 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1928-08-06 HUN 5, USA 0 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Round One Match #1 1 1928-08-04 HUN 14, ARG 0 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Water Polo Hungary HUN Round-Robin Match #5 1 1932-08-08 HUN 18, JPN 0 2
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