Olympic Medals
Games Participations3
First Olympic GamesParis 1924
Year of Birth1903


Ferenc Keserű (often called Keserű I) began competing in swimming and water polo in 1916. He had 66 appearances with the Hungarian water polo national team from 1921-32, although he played for clubs in France and Belgium in 1927-28. Just like his brother Alajos (Keserű II), he started his Olympic career in 1924 at Paris with a fifth place, won the silver medal behind Germany in Amsterdam in 1928 and won gold in 1936. With the Hungarian team he was a three-time European champion (1926, 1927, 1931) and two-time Hungarian champion (1923-24). Ferenc Keserű was also a successful swimmer and Hungarian Champion as an open-water swimmer – 1921 individually and 1923 in the team event. From 1933-35 he was head coach of the Hungarian water polo team and later a referee. Professionally, he earned a law degree (PhD) from the Budapest University and worked as a lawyer for the Central Court of the Town Hall. During World War II he was principal officer in the accounting department.

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