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Győző Veres

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGyőző•Veres
Used nameGyőző•Veres
Born13 June 1936 in Berekböszörmény (HUN)
Died1 February 2011 in Melbourne, Victoria (AUS)
Measurements165 cm / 75-82 kg
AffiliationsCsepel SC, Budapest (HUN) / Tatabányai SC, Tatabánya (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic bronze medals, Győző Veres was World Champion in the light-heavyweight class in 1962-63, and he was also European Champion in 1962-63. He had three other podium finishes at the Worlds, second in 1961 and 1966, and third in 1964. At the Europeans, he placed second in 1960-61 and 1966, and third in 1959, giving him a total of 12 podium placements and four gold medals at major internationals. During his career he set 18 middleweight and light-heavyweight world records from 1961-66 – seven in the press, five in the clean & jerk, and six in the total. Veres started out weightlifting at the Reformed College of Debrecen in the early 1950s, winning the Hungarian youth championship, and winning his first senior Hungarian title in 1955. After retiring in 1970, Veres became a coach. In 1973 he emigrated to Turkey where he coached until 1975, and he then moved to Australia where he lived until his death.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
1964 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
1968 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 4 Representing Hungary    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1964 Summer Olympics 16 October 1964 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 467.5 3
1964 Summer Olympics 16 October 1964 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 150.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 16 October 1964 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 155.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 16 October 1964 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 135.0 AC