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Róbert Zimonyi

Full name: Róbert Zimonyi
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: April 18, 1918 in Sárvár, Vas, Hungary
Died: February 2, 2004 in Miami, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Duna Budapesti-i Evezős Egylet/Budapesti Kinizsi
Country: HUN Hungary, USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Bob Zimonyi grew up in Hungary and was a noted coxswain in that country At the 1948 Olympics he coxed Antal Szendey and Béla Zsitnik to a bronze medal in the pairs, and coxed the Hungarian eight at the 1952 Olympics. Zimonyi would have been on the 1956 Olympic team, but when the Russians invaded Hungary that country sent only a few competitors to Melbourne. Shortly after that episode, Zimonyi defected to the United States and joined the Vesper Boat Club as a coxswain. When he became a U.S. citizen he was eligible to compete for our team and, in addition to his Olympic gold medal, he won two gold medals at the Pan-American Games and coxed numerous Vesper crews to national championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Hungary HUN 2 h2 r4/5
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Hungary HUN 3 h2 r4/5
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Hungary HUN 2 h2 r4/5
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Béla Zsitnik, Sr. Final 8:25.2
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Béla Zsitnik, Sr. Semi-Finals Heat Two 8:15.7
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Béla Zsitnik, Sr. Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:56.4
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Béla Zsitnik, Sr. Round One Heat Two 8:19.7
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Hungary HUN László Halász Semi-Final Repêchage Heat Two 8:16.6
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Hungary HUN László Halász Semi-Finals Heat One 8:43.7
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Hungary HUN László Halász Round One Heat Three 8:04.1

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:46.1
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Heat Six 7:31.6
1948 Summer 30 London Rowing Hungary HUN Round One Heat Two 6:58.8

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Hungary HUN Semi-Final Repêchage Heat Two 6:15.4
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Heat One 6:37.4
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Rowing Hungary HUN Round One Heat Three 6:13.6
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Final 6:18.23
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Two 6:01.47
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 5:54.30