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Ferenc Keserű

Full name: Ferenc Keserű
Gender: Male
Born: August 27, 1903 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 16, 1968 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: III. kerületi TVE, Budapest (HUN) / MTK, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Alajos Keserű.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Ferenc Keserű (often called Keserű I) began competing in swimming and water polo in 1916. He had 66 appearances with the Hungarian water polo national team from 1921-32, although he played for clubs in France and Belgium in 1927-28. Just like his brother Alajos (Keserű II), he started his Olympic career in 1924 at Paris with a fifth place, won the silver medal behind Germany in Amsterdam in 1928 and won gold in 1936. With the Hungarian team he was a three-time European champion (1926, 1927, 1931) and two-time Hungarian champion (1923-24). Ferenc Keserű was also a successful swimmer and Hungarian Champion as an open-water swimmer – 1921 individually and 1923 in the team event. From 1933-35 he was head coach of the Hungarian water polo team and later a referee. Professionally, he earned a law degree (PhD) from the Budapest University and worked as a lawyer for the Central Court of the Town Hall. During World War II he was principal officer in the accounting department.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 5
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 28 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 20 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-15 BEL 7, HUN 2 2
1924 Summer 20 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Third-Place Tournament Match #1 1 1924-07-18 HUN 7, TCH 0 4
1924 Summer 20 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Third-Place Tournament Match #2 2 1924-07-19 SWE 4, HUN 1 0
1924 Summer 20 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Round One Match #2 1 1924-07-13 HUN 7, GBR 6 3
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1928-08-10 GER 5, HUN 2 1
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1928-08-07 HUN 5, FRA 3 1
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1928-08-06 HUN 5, USA 0 4
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Round One Match #1 1 1928-08-04 HUN 14, ARG 0 4
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Water Polo Hungary HUN Round-Robin Match #3 1 1932-08-06 HUN 6, GER 2 0
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Water Polo Hungary HUN Round-Robin Match #7 1 1932-08-11 HUN 7, USA 0 0
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