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Péter Rusorán

Full name: Péter Rusorán
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: April 11, 1940 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 14, 2012 in Paloznak, Veszprém, Hungary
Affiliations: Vörös Meteor, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Péter Rusorán began swimming and playing water polo at the age of nine with Fáklya Opera. In 1952 he switched to Vörös Meteor, and won his only medal with them, a silver, at the Hungarian championships in 1957. In 1961 Rusorán moved to Csepel Autó and in 1969 joined Vasas SC, where he finished his playing career in 1972 after winning the Hungarian Cup in 1971. Rusorán was capped 103 times with the Hungarian national team between 1959-68. He won Olympic gold in 1964, Olympic bronze in 1960, and Universiade gold in1965. He also played at the 1966 European Championships, where the Hungarian team finished in a disappointing fifth place.

After finishing his playing career, Rusorán became a renowned water polo coach. He was head coach of the Vasas SC from 1973-76, 1979-81, and 1983-86 and led the team to seven Hungarian titles, two European Champions Cup wins, and a Cup Winners’ Cup win in 1986. From 1978-79 Rusorán was head coach of the Iranian national team and from 1983-86 was head coach of the Hungarian national team, leading them to a World Championship silver in 1983. From 1981-82 and 1987-89 Rusorán coached Ethnikos Piraeus in Greece, while in 1991 he coached Tungsram SC, and from 1991-97 coached Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 in Germany. Rusorán retired from in 1998 after coaching one season with SVVC Morgan in Switzerland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1960 Summer 20 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 2 1960-09-01 YUG 2, HUN 1 1
1960 Summer 20 Roma Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #4 1 1960-08-27 HUN 9, BEL 4 4
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1 1964-10-17 HUN 3, ITA 1 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match #4 1 1964-10-18 HUN 5, URS 2 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1964-10-14 HUN 6, NED 5 2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 1T 1964-10-15 YUG 4, HUN 4 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #1 1 1964-10-11 HUN 11, EGY 1 2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Water Polo Hungary HUN Group D Match #2 1 1964-10-12 HUN 5, BEL 0 1
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