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Géza Szigritz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGéza•Szigritz (Tarródy)
Used nameGéza•Szigritz
Born18 January 1907 in Kriváň (SVK)
Died12 December 1949 in Eger (HUN)
AffiliationsMOVE Egri SE, Eger (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Géza Szigritz achieved his first successes at the age of 17 in 1924, when he won a national championship titles in 200, 400 and 800m freestyle and thus he became the first national individual champion from Eger. In addition, he was a member of his club’s 4x200 m freestyle relay which broke the national record. He won a total of fourteen Hungarian championship titles. On the international scene he finished 2nd in the 1926 European and 3rd in the 1927 European Championships both time in the 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay. He was also a member of the 4x200 meter Hungarian relay which finished fourth at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. In addition to swimming, he also achieved good results in water polo sports, as he was not only a member but also a coach of the Eger water polo team, which reached the Hungarian first division for the first time. He spent all his time in the swimming pool, where he unexpectedly died at a very young age of 44. After his death, the Géza Szigritz Memorial Competition was held in his memory for years.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN Géza Szigritz
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r1/3
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 4

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