Sándor Tarics

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Olympic medal record
Men's Water Polo
Gold 1936 Berlin Team competition

Sándor Tarics (born September 23, 1913) is a Hungarian water polo player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. Since the death of Attilio Pavesi,[1] he has been the oldest living Olympic champion.[2][3]

Born in Budapest, Tarics was part of the Hungarian team which won the gold medal, pushing Germany into second.[2] He played two matches, and scored two goals. He was able to escape post-war Soviet-occupied Hungary when his engineering degree earned him a teaching fellowship at an American university. He went on to establish and grow a successful architecture and engineering practice in San Francisco, California.[2] As of 2013 he lives in Belvedere, California and is a member of the Belvedere Tennis Club. He attented the 2012 London Olympics as the oldest living Olympic champion[2] and turned 100 in September 2013.[4]

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  1. ^ Cycling News, August 4 2011, 1932 Olympic champion dies, aged 100
  2. ^ a b c d April Dembosky (June 9, 2012). "The Olympians: Sándor Tarics, Hungary". Financial Times Magazine. 
  3. ^ The oldest living Olympic champion is water polo player is Sándor Tarics
  4. ^ Dobor, Deszo (2013-09-25). "World's oldest Olympic champion celebrates 100th birthday". International Sports Press Association. Retrieved 2013-09-25.