Dénes Pócsik

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDénes•Pócsik
Used nameDénes•Pócsik
Born9 March 1940 in Kunágota (HUN)
Died20 November 2004 in Eger (HUN)
Measurements195 cm / 93 kg
AffiliationsEger SE, Eger (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Dénes Pócsik swam on the Hungarian national water polo team from 1960-72, earning 86 caps. He helped Hungary to three Olympic water polo medals, a gold in 1964, bronze in 1968, and silver in 1972. He also won gold medals at the 1962, 1963, and 1965 European Championships, and the 1963 and 1965 Universiade. Pócsik was also a top swimmer, winning a bronze medal in the 400 IM at the 1959 Hungarian Championships.

After his playing career ended, Pócsik turned to coaching. He started club coaching with SE Eger from 1974-78. He was then national head coach for Kuwait from 1978-81 and 1984-87, working with the Netherlands from 1981-84. In 1990 he returned to SE Eger and he then coached the Hungarian women and the Australian national team. He settled in Australia in 1995, only returning to Hungary a few years before he died.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Dénes Pócsik
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Dénes Pócsik
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Dénes Pócsik
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver

Special Notes