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Miklós Sárkány

Full name: Miklós Sárkány
Gender: Male
Born: August 15, 1908 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 20, 1998 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: III. kerületi TVE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Miklós Sárkány played 60 matches for the Hungarian national team. After his gold medal in Los Angeles in 1932 he won his second gold medal at Berlin in 1936 as one of the few Jewish athletes who were successful there. In addition, he won three European titles (1931, 1934 and 1938) and three Hungarian titles (1929, 1939, 1941). After World War II Sárkány coached the Hungarian national team from 1945-47 and until 1958 was head of Újpest Budapest, leading the team to five Hungarian Championships (1948, 1950-52, 1955). In 1958 he went to Germany and was the head coach of the West German water polo team in 1968-73, after which he lived in Wien (Vienna) until his death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1936 Summer 27 Berlin 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
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Hungary HUN Round-Robin Match #5 1 1932-08-08 HUN 18, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #4 1 1936-08-12 HUN 8, NED 0 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #2 1 1936-08-08 HUN 4, YUG 1 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #3 1 1936-08-09 HUN 12, MLT 0 0
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