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Gyula Zsivótzky

Full name: Gyula Zsivótzky
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (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
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