Tibor Csík

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Tibor Csík
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R78453, 10.Welt-Universitäts-Sommerspiele, Csik im Interview.jpg
Tibor Csík (right), being interviewed by György Szepesi, 1949
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Bantamweight

Tibor Csík (2 September 1927 – 22 June 1976)[1] was a bantamweight professional boxer from Hungary, who won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Jászberény into a poor family. He began boxing in featherweight and later changed to bantamweight. A two-time Hungarian champion from 1946 and 1948, his biggest success was the Olympic Games gold medal he won in London.[2]

Csik had an easy route to the semi-finals, as his first opponent was disqualified, and his quarter final opponent Jimmy Carruthers of Australia, was forced to withdraw due to an eye injury. In the final, Csik won a decision over Giovanni Zuddas of Italy, to win the gold medal. After his return to Hungary he was awarded the honorary citizenship of Jászberény.[2]

He actively participated in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, which eventually was strucked down by the invading Soviet Army and Csík had to flee Hungary. He settled in Australia, where he died in 1976. He was buried in Sydney.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tibor Csík Biography and Olympic Results". SportsReference. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ki is volt Csik Tibor?" (in Hungarian). profibox.hu. Retrieved 11 November 2011.