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Géza Kiss

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 1
Silver 1 0
Bronze 1 0
Total 2 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameGéza•Kiss (Drippei-, -Klein)
Used nameGéza•Kiss
Born22 October 1882 in Pálfalva (HUN)
Died23 August 1952 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMTK, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

Géza Kiss competed for MUE beween 1896-1904 and, after the Olympics, he moved to MTK Budapest. He competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver and a bronze medal. He took part in the 1906 Olympics where he won a gold medal as a member of the 4×250 metre relay. He was nominated for the 1908 Olympics, but did not compete. Kiss finished his active sporting carrier in 1908.

He also had several articles on swimming and training techniques, as editor of the “Nemzeti Sport” and as a sport journalist of the “Pesti Hírlap” and “Magyarság” newspapers. He is considered to be the first expert on swimming in Hungarian sports journalism. From 1912 until 1918, he served as the secretary-general of the Hungarian Swimming Federation on two occasions. In 1920 and 1926-1928 he was the executive vice president of this body.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1904 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 50 yard Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS Representing Hungary    
  440 yard Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS
  880 yard Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  One Mile Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  440 yards, Handicap, Men Olympic (non-medal) 2
1906 Intercalated Games Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Intercalated DNS Representing Hungary    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Intercalated DNS
  One Mile Freestyle, Men Intercalated DNS
  4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Intercalated Hungary 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS Representing Hungary    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS