Csaba Hegedűs

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCsaba•Hegedűs
Used nameCsaba•Hegedűs
Nick/petnamesMr. Tus
Born6 September 1948 in Sárvár (HUN)
Measurements187 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsVasas, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

In 1971 Csaba Hegedűs was elected “Sportsman of the Year” in Hungary. In 1973, he only survived a severe traffic accident after two years of medical care. He then became head coach of the Hungarian national team from 1979-1989, their most successful period ever. Hegedűs then became a sports administrator with the national wrestling association and the NOC of Hungary, as well as a member of the Fédération Internationale de Lutte Amateurs (FILA).

He had the following finishes at major championships – 1971 World Championship: 82 kg Greco-Roman (1st); 1975 World Championship: 82 kg Greco-Roman (4th); 1977 World Championship: 90 kg Greco-Roman (4th); 1977 European Championship: 90 kg Greco-Roman (1st).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN Csaba Hegedűs
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN Csaba Hegedűs
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC

Olympic family relations