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Mihály Hesz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMihály•Hesz (-Hess)
Used nameMihály•Hesz
Born15 December 1943 in Nógrád (HUN)
Measurements186 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsFerencvárosi TC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

Mihály Hesz had the following podium finishes at the Flatwater World Championships: 1st 1966 K1 10000 m, 1st 1971 K1 4×500 m (with Géza Csapó, István Szabó, and Csaba Giczy), 2nd 1966 K1 4×500 m (with Imre Kemecsey, András Szente, and the non-Olympian Ferenc Cseh), 3rd 1963 K1 10000 m, 3rd 1970 K1 4×500 m (with Géza Csapó, István Csizmadia, and the non-Olympian József Svidró), 3rd 1971 K1 500 m.

Hesz was divorced from the Hungarian swimmer Andrea Gyarmati in 1976 and emigrated as a dentist to West Germany in 1980. He then adopted the Germanised name Hess.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Hungary    
1968 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Hungary    

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