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Győző Veres

Full name: Győző Veres
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 75-82 kg
Born: June 13, 1936 in Berekböszörmény, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary
Died: February 1, 2011 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Affiliations: Csepel SC, Budapest (HUN) / FC Tatabánya, Tatabánya (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic bronze medals, Győző Veres was World Champion in the light-heavyweight class in 1962-63, and he was also European Champion in 1962-63. He had three other podium finishes at the Worlds, second in 1961 and 1966, and third in 1964. At the Europeans, he placed second in 1960-61 and 1966, and third in 1959, giving him a total of 12 podium placements and four gold medals at major internationals. During his career he set 18 middleweight and light-heavyweight world records from 1961-66 – seven in the press, five in the clean & jerk, and six in the total. Veres started out weightlifting at the Reformed College of Debrecen in the early 1950s, winning the Hungarian youth championship, and winning his first senior Hungarian title in 1955. After retiring in 1970, Veres became a coach. In 1973 he emigrated to Turkey where he coached until 1975, and he then moved to Australia where he lived until his death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Men's Middleweight Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Hungary HUN 4

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 3 405.0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 4 130.0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 130.0 o
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 4T 120.0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 115.0 x
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 120.0 o
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 3T 155.0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 150.0 o
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 155.0 o
1960 Summer 24 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 160.0 x

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 3 467.5
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 1 155.0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 150.0 x
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 155.0 o
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 4T 135.0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 137.5 x
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 3T 177.5
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 177.5 o
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 187.5 x
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 187.5 x
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 4 472.5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 3T 150.0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 150.0 o
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 155.0 x
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 155.0 x
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 4T 140.0
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 137.5 o
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 140.0 o
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 3T 182.5
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 175.0 o
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 182.5 o
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 185.0 x
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN 2nd Phase Summary 4T 290.0
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