János Simon

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János Simon
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men’s Basketball
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1953 USSR Hungary
Gold medal – first place 1955 Hungary Hungary

János Simon (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈjaːnoʃ ˈʃimon]; 1 March 1929 – 31 October 2010[1]) was a Hungarian basketball player[2] who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics. He was born in Budapest-Budafok.

Simon was part of the Hungarian basketball team, which was eliminated after the group stage of the 1952 tournament. He played all six matches.[3] Simon also played in the 1960 Summer Olympics where his team finished ninth.[4]

Since 2012 the sports hall of Budapesti Honvéd SE bears his name.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elhunyt Simon János Eb-aranyérmes kosaras (in Hungarian)
  2. ^ "János Simon". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hungary Basketball at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hungary Basketball at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". sport-reference.com. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Simon János nevét viseli a Honvéd kosárlabda csarnoka" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Olympic Committee. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2014.