Gyözö VERES

Hungary HUN

Weightlifting

  • Olympic Medals
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Rome 1960
  • Year of Birth
    1936
Olympic Results

Biography

Gyözö VERES

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.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

#4
Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms)
Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms) Weightlifting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

B
Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms)
Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms) Weightlifting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

B
Middleweight (≤75 kilograms)
Middleweight (≤75 kilograms) Weightlifting