György Gurics

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGyörgy•Gurics
Used nameGyörgy•Gurics
Nick/petnamesOdüsszeusz
Born27 January 1929 in Dunapentele (HUN)
Died10 September 2013 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements176 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsBHSE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

György Gurics took up wrestling in 1946 and was on the Hungarian national team from 1952-63. For nearly a decade, Gurics was the world’s top middleweight and later light-heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He won the 1952 Olympic middleweight bronze, was 1961 light-heavyweight World champion, while taking silvers at the 1955 World Championships (middleweight) and 1958 World Championships (light-heavyweight), and bronze at the 1963 World Championships (middleweight). In 1961, Gurics was selected as the Hungarian Sportsperson of the Year. Gurics also won the Universiade middleweight silver and was a 16-time Hungarian champion – 1951-52, 1955-56 and 1962 in Greco-Roman middleweight; 1949-50, 1952, and 1954-55 in freestyle middleweight; 1957-59 and 1961 in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight; and 1957-58 in freestyle light-heavyweight. After finishing his sporting career, Gurics worked as a wrestling coach, coaching the Hungarian national team and from 1978-83 was head coach of the Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club wrestling team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN György Gurics
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN György Gurics
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 5
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN György Gurics
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 24
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =8