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György Bródy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGyörgy•Bródy
Used nameGyörgy•Bródy
Born21 July 1908 in Budapest (HUN)
Died5 August 1967 in Johannesburg (RSA)
Measurements185 cm
AffiliationsIII. kerületi TVE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

György Bródy became a member of the Hungarian water polo team in 1928 and played 74 international matches as a goalkeeper through 1938, winning two Olympic gold medals in 1932 and 1936, and in 1931 and 1934 he was a member of the team that won the European titles. His only Hungarian Championship came in 1928.

During World War II Bródy had to carry out forced labor on the Eastern front. In 1945 he was appointed Vice-President of the Hungarian Swimming Association. He did not return from a trip abroad and immigrated to South Africa in late 1948, where he founded a yarn factory. Bródy coached the Hungarian national team at the Games in London, while in 1960 he trained the national team of South Africa at the Games in Roma. He died of a heart attack while playing soccer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN György Bródy
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1936 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN György Bródy
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

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