István Szívós (water polo, born 1948)

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István Szívós
Yevgeny Grishin and István Szívós 1980.jpg
Szívós (right) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1948-04-24)24 April 1948
Budapest, Hungary
Died10 November 2019(2019-11-10) (aged 71)
Height202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight106 kg (234 lb)
SportWater polo
ClubFerencvárosi TC, Budapest
OSC, Budapest

István Szívós Jr. (24 April 1948 – 10 November 2019) was a Hungarian water polo player. He competed in four consecutive Olympics in 1968–1980 and won a medal in each of them. He also won six gold or silver medals at world and European championships and nine national titles.[1] Between 1966 and 1980 he played 308 international matches for Hungary. In 1996 he was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, one year earlier than his father István Sr., who won Olympic gold medals in water polo in 1952 and 1956.[2][3]

Szívós graduated from the Medical University in Budapest, where he later worked as a dentist. After retiring from competitions in 1980 he also became a water polo coach and president of Ferencvárosi TC, and served as a board member of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His son Márton and his father István were also Olympic champions in water polo. He died 10 November 2019 at the age of 71.[4]

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  1. ^ István Szivós, Jr. Archived 4 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b ISTVAN SZIVOS, JR. (HUN) 1996 Honor Water Polo Player. International Swimming Hall of Fame
  3. ^ ISTVAN SZIVOS, SR. (HUN) 1997 Honor Water Polo Player. International Swimming Hall of Fame
  4. ^ "Elhunyt Szívós István". Magyar Hirlap (in Hungarian). 10 November 2019.