Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Alex Tarics competed for Hungary in water polo at the 1936 Olympics, helping his team to a gold medal. He played on the national team through 1939, once scoring seven goals to help Hungary defeat Germany at the Universiade, which made him a national hero. In 1948 he moved to the United States to teach engineering, moving to the Bay Area in California. There he became a professor as an architectural engineer, and an earthquake specialist, helping develop a revolutionary method of implementing seismic "base isolation" shock absorbers under large buildings, which was used on the city halls of both San Francisco and Oakland.
|1936 Summer||22||Berlin||Water Polo||Men's Water Polo||Hungary||HUN||1||Gold|