Gyula Bóbis

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The native form of this personal name is Bóbis Gyula. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Gyula Bóbis
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Personal information
Born 7 October 1909
Kecskemét, Hungary[1]
Died 24 January 1972 (aged 62)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Club BVSC, Budapest
Budapesti Lokomotív

Gyula Bóbis (7 October 1909 – 24 January 1972) was a Hungarian heavyweight wrestler. He competed at the 1936 Olympics in the Greco-Roman and at the 1948 Olympics in the freestyle division and won a gold medal in 1948. He also won a silver medal at the 1950 World Championships and bronze medals at the 1937 and 1939 European championships.[2]

Bóbis was born in a family of eight siblings and later had five children himself,[3] including the Olympic fencer Ildikó Farkasinszky-Bóbis.[1] He worked for Hungarian railways and was an avid singer. While being a large and brave man he had a fear of mice.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gyula Bóbis. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Bobis, Gyula (HUN). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ a b Bóbis Gyula. Hungarian Olympic Committee