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Ferenc Keserű

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFerenc•Keserű
Used nameFerenc•Keserű
Born27 August 1903 in Budapest (HUN)
Died16 July 1968 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements155 cm
AffiliationsIII. kerületi TVE, Budapest (HUN) / MTK, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Ferenc Keserű (often called Keserű I) began competing in swimming and water polo in 1916. He had 66 appearances with the Hungarian water polo national team from 1921-32, although he played for clubs in France and Belgium in 1927-28. Just like his brother Alajos (Keserű II), he started his Olympic career in 1924 at Paris with a fifth place, won the silver medal behind Germany in Amsterdam in 1928 and won gold in 1936. With the Hungarian team he was a three-time European champion (1926, 1927, 1931) and two-time Hungarian champion (1923-24). Ferenc Keserű was also a successful swimmer and Hungarian Champion as an open-water swimmer – 1921 individually and 1923 in the team event. From 1933-35 he was head coach of the Hungarian water polo team and later a referee. Professionally, he earned a law degree (PhD) from the Budapest University and worked as a lawyer for the Central Court of the Town Hall. During World War II he was principal officer in the accounting department.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Ferenc Keserű
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 5
1928 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Ferenc Keserű
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver
1932 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Ferenc Keserű
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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