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Dénes Pócsik

Full name: Dénes Pócsik
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 9, 1940 in Kunágota, Békes, Hungary
Died: November 20, 2004 in Eger, Heves, Hungary
Affiliations: Eger SE, Eger (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Dénes Pócsik swam on the Hungarian national water polo team from 1960-72, earning 86 caps. He helped Hungary to three Olympic water polo medals, a gold in 1964, bronze in 1968, and silver in 1972. He also won gold medals at the 1962, 1963, and 1965 European Championships, and the 1963 and 1965 Universiade. Pócsik was also a top swimmer, winning a bronze medal in the 400 IM at the 1959 Hungarian Championships.

After his playing career ended, Pócsik turned to coaching. He started club coaching with SE Eger from 1974-78. He was then national head coach for Kuwait from 1978-81 and 1984-87, working with the Netherlands from 1981-84. In 1990 he returned to SE Eger and he then coached the Hungarian women and the Australian national team. He settled in Australia in 1995, only returning to Hungary a few years before he died.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #4 1 1964-10-18 HUN 5, URS 2 0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1964-10-14 HUN 6, NED 5 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #1 1 1964-10-11 HUN 11, EGY 1 1
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1968-10-26 HUN 9, ITA 4 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1968-10-24 YUG 8, HUN 6 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #5 1 1968-10-16 HUN 6, FRG 4 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #9 1 1968-10-17 HUN 7, ESP 1 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #11 1 1968-10-19 HUN 5, USA 1 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #15 1 1968-10-20 HUN 6, URS 5 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #18 1 1968-10-21 HUN 8, BRA 2 1
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Water Polo Hungary HUN Group A Match #21 1 1968-10-23 HUN 7, CUB 1 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1 1972-09-01 HUN 8, ITA 7 1
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #6 1 1972-09-02 HUN 5, USA 3 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #8 1 1972-09-03 HUN 4, YUG 2 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #12 1T 1972-09-04 URS 3, HUN 3 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1972-08-27 HUN 3, NED 0 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 1T 1972-08-28 HUN 3, FRG 3 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #6 1 1972-08-29 HUN 6, GRE 1 0
1972 Summer 32 München Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #7 1 1972-08-30 HUN 10, AUS 2 1
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