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16 minutes ago, Csapo said:

Posted this in the water polo section and adding it here.  The water polo world has lost a great one. 4x Olympian, gold medalist and World Champion for Hungary, 6’11” legend Istvan Szivos (white cap with hands out of water).  I had the honor of playing against him multiple times (he’s guarding me in this pic) and to put it mildly, it was always a brutally challenging experience. He was always a true gentleman and sportsman. Rest In Peace

 

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Was he the player who could kick the ball? 

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On 12/11/2019 at 17:01, Olympian1010 said:

Was he the player who could kick the ball? 

 

No, that was a teammate of Szivos, Tamas Farago.  Farago was for quite a few years during the 1970's, the best player in the world.

 

The first time I was in the center position, with Szivos guarding me, I got front position on him, but when the ball came to me, on the water, his arms were so long that he just reached over me and grabbed it.  I learned a very rookie lesson and the next time I made certain to get my hips up and/or protect the ball.

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Deaths of Olympians in November

 

:ITA Elio Locatelli, 76 - Speed skating

:FRA Alain Porthault, 90 - Athletics

:SWE Bengt-Erik Grahn, 78 - Alpine skiing

:HUN Zoltan Domotov, 84 - Water polo

:FRA Mireille Cayre, 72 - Gymnastics

:GBR Bridget Adams, 91 - Figure skating

:FRA Sandrine Daudet, 47 - Short track speed skating

:ITA Fiorella Negro, 81 - Figure skating

:CZE Irina Cermakovic, 80 - Field hockey

:AUT Maximilian Raub, 93 - Canoe sprint

:PER Irma Cordero, 77 - Volleyball

:ITA Fabrizio Nassi, 68 - Volleyball

:GER Uwe Rathjen, 76 - Handball

:CZE Vaclav Pavkovic, 83 - Rowing

:USA George Breen, 84 - Swimming

:BUL Tsvyatko Pashkulov, 74 - Wrestling

:CZE Bohumel Tomasek, 83 - Basketball 

:JAM Michael Fray, 72 - Athletics

:FRA Jacques Dupont, 91 - Cycling

:CAN Eli Pasquale, 59 - Basketball

:GBR Gerry Carr, 83 - Athletics

:SWE Sigvard Ericsson, 89 - Speed skating

:RUS Dimitri Vasilenko, 43 - Gymnastics

:GBR Stuart Fitzsimmons, 62 - Alpine skiing

:HUN Istvan Szivos, 71 - Water polo

:ITA Luciano De Genova, 88 - Weightlifting

 

In addition, two deaths from this summer of medallists from the Tokyo games in 1964.

 

:GBR Ken Matthews, 84 - Gold medallist in the 20 km walk

:GBR Basil Heatley, 85 - Silver medallist in the marathon

 

 

 

 

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fun fact, if you write :ITA Elio Locatelli, speedskating, in Italy almost nobody would recognize him...he's way more famous as the technical director of our Track & Field National team first and of the IAAF developing program then (and maybe also an appreciated Athletics TV color-commentator in the early Nineties -I remember him commentating the Barcelona 1992 Olympics and also the main IAAF meets in the same period on the Italian Monaco-based TV named Telemontecarlo)...

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1 hour ago, Nickyc707 said:

Deaths of Olympians in November

 

:ITA Elio Locatelli, 76 - Speed skating

:FRA Alain Porthault, 90 - Athletics

:SWE Bengt-Erik Grahn, 78 - Alpine skiing

:HUN Zoltan Domotov, 84 - Water polo

:FRA Mireille Cayre, 72 - Gymnastics

:GBR Bridget Adams, 91 - Figure skating

:FRA Sandrine Daudet, 47 - Short track speed skating

:ITA Fiorella Negro, 81 - Figure skating

:CZE Irina Cermakovic, 80 - Field hockey

:AUT Maximilian Raub, 93 - Canoe sprint

:PER Irma Cordero, 77 - Volleyball

:ITA Fabrizio Nassi, 68 - Volleyball

:GER Uwe Rathjen, 76 - Handball

:CZE Vaclav Pavkovic, 83 - Rowing

:USA George Breen, 84 - Swimming

:BUL Tsvyatko Pashkulov, 74 - Wrestling

:CZE Bohumel Tomasek, 83 - Basketball 

:JAM Michael Fray, 72 - Athletics

:FRA Jacques Dupont, 91 - Cycling

:CAN Eli Pasquale, 59 - Basketball

:GBR Gerry Carr, 83 - Athletics

:SWE Sigvard Ericsson, 89 - Speed skating

:RUS Dimitri Vasilenko, 43 - Gymnastics

:GBR Stuart Fitzsimmons, 62 - Alpine skiing

:HUN Istvan Szivos, 71 - Water polo

:ITA Luciano De Genova, 88 - Weightlifting

 

In addition, two deaths from this summer of medallists from the Tokyo games in 1964.

 

:GBR Ken Matthews, 84 - Gold medallist in the 20 km walk

:GBR Basil Heatley, 85 - Silver medallist in the marathon

 

 

 

 

I like this idea, to make monthly list of deceased olympians.

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On 29/11/2019 at 12:07, Nickyc707 said:

Deaths of Olympians in November

 

:ITA Elio Locatelli, 76 - Speed skating

:FRA Alain Porthault, 90 - Athletics

:SWE Bengt-Erik Grahn, 78 - Alpine skiing

:HUN Zoltan Domotov, 84 - Water polo

:FRA Mireille Cayre, 72 - Gymnastics

:GBR Bridget Adams, 91 - Figure skating

:FRA Sandrine Daudet, 47 - Short track speed skating

:ITA Fiorella Negro, 81 - Figure skating

:CZE Irina Cermakovic, 80 - Field hockey

:AUT Maximilian Raub, 93 - Canoe sprint

:PER Irma Cordero, 77 - Volleyball

:ITA Fabrizio Nassi, 68 - Volleyball

:GER Uwe Rathjen, 76 - Handball

:CZE Vaclav Pavkovic, 83 - Rowing

:USA George Breen, 84 - Swimming

:BUL Tsvyatko Pashkulov, 74 - Wrestling

:CZE Bohumel Tomasek, 83 - Basketball 

:JAM Michael Fray, 72 - Athletics

:FRA Jacques Dupont, 91 - Cycling

:CAN Eli Pasquale, 59 - Basketball

:GBR Gerry Carr, 83 - Athletics

:SWE Sigvard Ericsson, 89 - Speed skating

:RUS Dimitri Vasilenko, 43 - Gymnastics

:GBR Stuart Fitzsimmons, 62 - Alpine skiing

:HUN Istvan Szivos, 71 - Water polo

:ITA Luciano De Genova, 88 - Weightlifting

 

In addition, two deaths from this summer of medallists from the Tokyo games in 1964.

 

:GBR Ken Matthews, 84 - Gold medallist in the 20 km walk

:GBR Basil Heatley, 85 - Silver medallist in the marathon

 

 

 

 

Sadly, I was slightly premature and there was one further death on 30/11/19.

 

:CZE Petr Malek, 58 - Shooting

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1 hour ago, Nickyc707 said:

Sadly, I was slightly premature and there was one further death on 30/11/19.

 

:CZE Petr Malek, 58 - Shooting

 

RIP :(

 

Really sad news, Another legend suddenly left us.

 

Sydney 2000 silver medalist, competed for Czechoslovakia already at 1988 olympics in Seoul.

 

Former 2 Times world champion and 3 times european champion in teams events. lately he was the head coach of :KUW NT, previously he coached :CYP skeet NT.

 

 

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