Mihály Hesz

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The native form of this personal name is Hesz Mihály. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Mihály Hesz
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City K-1 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo K-1 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1966 East Berlin K-1 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1971 Belgrade K-1 4 x 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1966 East Berlin K-1 4 x 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Jajce K-1 10000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Copenhagen K-1 4 x 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Belgrade K-1 500 m

Mihály Hesz (born 15 December 1943) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the K-1 1000 m event with a gold in 1968 and a silver in 1964.

Hesz also won six medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-1 10000 m: 1966, K-1 4 x 500 m: 1971), a silver (K-1 4 x 500 m: 1966), and three bronzes (K-1 500 m: 1971, K-1 10000 m: 1963, K-1 4 x 500 m: 1970).

He married and later divorced Andrea Gyarmati, who won two medals in women's swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

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