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Dénes Pócsik

Full name: Dénes Pócsik
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (195 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 9, 1940 in Kunágota, Békes, Hungary
Died: November 20, 2004 in Eger, Heves, Hungary
Affiliations: Egri Dózsa Sport Club
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Phil Boggs (USA) had won the 1973 and 1975 World Championship and was favored as the US Olympic Trials approached. But Boggs was defeated at the US Trials by a young 16-year-old named Greg Louganis. But the Olympics were different as Boggs was by far the most consistent diver. He led the qualifying and took the lead in the final on the first dive and was never headed as he won the gold medal. He had the highest score in the final on 8 of the 11 dives, and for his 22 dives (qualifying and final), he had only two judges’ marks of 6.5, with all marks ranging from 7.0 to 9.5.\n\nLouganis did not win a medal, but on his fourth qualifying dive, became the Nadia Comaneči of diving when he was awarded a 10.0 from judge #3, the first perfect score ever given in Olympic diving. In the final he was in third place after nine dives before stumbling on his 3½ sommie to drop back to sixth. He would come back to win this event, and the platform, in 1984 and 1988.\n\nThe silver went to Italy’s Franco Cagnotto, repeating his finish from München. Cagnotto’s teammate, platform superstar Klaus Dibiasi was considered a challenger, having placed second to Boggs at the 1973 and 1975 Worlds, but he was hampered by a sore Achilles’ tendon and placed last in the finals.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #4 1 1964-10-18 HUN 5, URS 2 0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1964-10-14 HUN 6, NED 5 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #1 1 1964-10-11 HUN 11, EGY 1 1
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1968-10-26 HUN 9, ITA 4 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1968-10-24 YUG 8, HUN 6 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #5 1 1968-10-16 HUN 6, FRG 4 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #9 1 1968-10-17 HUN 7, ESP 1 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #11 1 1968-10-19 HUN 5, USA 1 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #15 1 1968-10-20 HUN 6, URS 5 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #18 1 1968-10-21 HUN 8, BRA 2 1
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #21 1 1968-10-23 HUN 7, CUB 1 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1 1972-09-01 HUN 8, ITA 7 1
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #6 1 1972-09-02 HUN 5, USA 3 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #8 1 1972-09-03 HUN 4, YUG 2 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #12 1T 1972-09-04 URS 3, HUN 3 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1972-08-27 HUN 3, NED 0 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 1T 1972-08-28 HUN 3, FRG 3 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #6 1 1972-08-29 HUN 6, GRE 1 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #7 1 1972-08-30 HUN 10, AUS 2 1