|Full name||Olivér Halassy-Haltmayer|
31 July 1909|
Újpest, Austro-Hungarian Empire
|Died||10 September 1946
|Club||Újpesti Torna Egylet|
Olivér Halassy (31 July 1909 – 10 September 1946) was a Hungarian water polo player and freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, in the 1932 Summer Olympics, and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was the first amputee swimmer to compete in the Olympics, he was missing his left leg from a childhood accident (missing a jump on a street car at age 8)
He was a member of the Hungarian water polo team which won one silver and two gold medals between 1928 and 1936. In Amsterdam at the 1928 Summer Olympics he played all four matches and scored three goal. Four years later in Los Angeles he played also all three matches. In Berlin 1936 he played all seven matches. On club level he played for Újpesti TE
He also became European champion in 1500 metres freestyle swimming in 1931 just hours after he helped the water polo team to victory. Also he was a three-time European champion in water polo. Winning the title with the Hungarian team in 1931, 1934, and 1938.
- "Olivér Halassy Olympic medals and stats". databaseOlympics.com.
- "Olivér Halassy Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-Reference.com.
- "Olivér Halassy (HUN) – 1978 Honor Swimmer". ISHOF.
- profil (Hungarian)
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