András Balczó

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András Balczó
András Balczó 1972.jpg
Personal information
Born (1938-08-16) 16 August 1938 (age 78)
Kondoros, Hungary
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Sport Modern pentathlon
Club Csepel SC, Budapest

András Balczó (born 16 August 1938) is a retired Hungarian modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1960, 1968 and 1972 Olympics in the individual and team events and won three gold and two silver medal; he missed only one medal, finishing fourth individually in 1960.[1]

Balczó was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the Year 1966, 1969 and 1972, while the pentathlon team was several times chosen as the Hungarian Team of the Year. He was awarded the title of Merited Master of Sport of the USSR in 1972, along with eight other athletes from outside USSR.[2]

He is considered one of the most successful athletes in the history of modern pentathlon.[3] His wife Mónika Császár is a former Olympic gymnast.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "András Balczó Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  2. ^ Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. pp. 122–124. 
  3. ^ Pentathletes from the past: András Balczó (HUN). 12 May 2010
Awards
Preceded by
Gyula Zsivótzky
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1966
Succeeded by
István Kozma
Preceded by
Gyula Zsivótzky
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1969
Succeeded by
Péter Kelemen
Preceded by
Csaba Hegedűs
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1972
Succeeded by
Géza Csapó