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
Full nameIstván Antal Szívós
Born(1948-04-24)24 April 1948
Budapest, Hungary
Died10 November 2019(2019-11-10) (aged 71)
Budapest, Hungary
Height202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight106 kg (234 lb)
SportWater polo
ClubFerencvárosi TC
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City Team
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Belgrade Team
Silver medal – second place 1975 Cali Team
Silver medal – second place 1978 Berlin Team
European Water Polo Championship
Silver medal – second place 1970 Barcelona Team
Gold medal – first place 1974 Vienna Team
Gold medal – first place 1977 Jönköping Team

István Antal Szívós, also known as István Szívós Jr. (Hungarian: ifj. Szívós István, 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, becoming one of eight male athletes who won four or more Olympic medals in water polo.[1] He also won six gold or silver medals at world and European championships and nine national titles.[2] 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.[3][4]

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.[3]

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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Country Medal Leaders & Athlete Medal Leaders". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ István Szivós, Jr. Archived 4 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b ISTVAN SZIVOS, JR. (HUN) 1996 Honor Water Polo Player. International Swimming Hall of Fame
  4. ^ ISTVAN SZIVOS, SR. (HUN) 1997 Honor Water Polo Player. International Swimming Hall of Fame
  5. ^ "Elhunyt Szívós István". Magyar Hirlap (in Hungarian). 10 November 2019.

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