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Gyula Zsivótzky

Full name: Gyula Zsivótzky
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: February 25, 1937 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 29, 2007 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Újpesti TE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Magdolna Csábi-Komka; Father of Attila Zsivóczky; Father-in-law of Győrgyi Farkas.

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Gyula Zsivótzky was one of the world's best hammer throwers in the 1960s. Competing in four Olympics, he won a silver medal in 1960 and 1964 before upgrading to gold at the 1968 Games. He won this title with a distance of 73.76, improving his own world record (set in 1965) by two centimetres. Zsivótzky medalled three times at the European Championships: gold (1962), silver (1966) and bronze (1958), also winning three Universiad titles (1959, 1961 and 1965). The 13-fold Hungarian champion (1958-70) retired in 1973 to work in the clothing industry. He married Olympic high jumper Magdolna Komkané Csábi and they had two sons, who both became athletes as well. Gyula Junior became a football player, while Attila became a three time Olympian in the decathlon. Zsivótzky was also active as a sports administrator. He became a member of the Hungarian NOC in 1988, and was vice-president of his athletic club, Újpesti TE.

Personal Best: HT – 73.76 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Hungary HUN 2 Silver OR
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Hungary HUN 5

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round 2 65.79
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 7 60.83
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 5 63.83 63.83
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 3 64.87 64.87
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 2 65.79 65.79
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 2 foul 65.79
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 65.11
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 2 QU/OR 64.80
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round One 2 OR 64.80
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 64.80
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round 2 OR 69.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 1 OR 69.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 1 66.20 69.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 1 68.47 69.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 2 67.41 69.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 2 67.85 69.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 67.32
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 67.99
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round One 1 OR 67.99
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 67.99
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round 1 OR 73.36
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 1 72.26
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 1 72.46 72.46
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 2 72.54 72.54
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 2 foul 72.54
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 1 OR 73.36 73.36
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 72.22
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 72.60
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A 1 OR 72.60
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 OR 72.60
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 72.60
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round 5 71.38
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 3 71.38
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 5 70.44 71.38
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 5 70.48 71.38
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 5 foul 71.38
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 5 70.66 71.38
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 70.20
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 2 QU 71.20
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B 2 71.20
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 71.20
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 71.20
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass