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Péter Rusorán

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePéter•Rusorán
Used namePéter•Rusorán
Born11 April 1940 in Budapest (HUN)
Died14 February 2012 in Paloznak (HUN)
Measurements170 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsVörös Meteor, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Péter Rusorán began swimming and playing water polo at the age of nine with Fáklya Opera. In 1952 he switched to Vörös Meteor, and won his only medal with them, a silver, at the Hungarian championships in 1957. In 1961 Rusorán moved to Csepel Autó and in 1969 joined Vasas SC, where he finished his playing career in 1972 after winning the Hungarian Cup in 1971. Rusorán was capped 103 times with the Hungarian national team between 1959-68. He won Olympic gold in 1964, Olympic bronze in 1960, and Universiade gold in1965. He also played at the 1966 European Championships, where the Hungarian team finished in a disappointing fifth place.

After finishing his playing career, Rusorán became a renowned water polo coach. He was head coach of the Vasas SC from 1973-76, 1979-81, and 1983-86 and led the team to seven Hungarian titles, two European Champions Cup wins, and a Cup Winners’ Cup win in 1986. From 1978-79 Rusorán was head coach of the Iranian national team and from 1983-86 was head coach of the Hungarian national team, leading them to a World Championship silver in 1983. From 1981-82 and 1987-89 Rusorán coached Ethnikos Piraeus in Greece, while in 1991 he coached Tungsram SC, and from 1991-97 coached Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 in Germany. Rusorán retired from in 1998 after coaching one season with SVVC Morgan in Switzerland.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Péter Rusorán
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Péter Rusorán
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

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