Géza Csapó

Géza Csapó (born December 29, 1950) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed in the 1970s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two medals in K-1 1000 m event with a silver in 1976 and a bronze in 1972.

Svidró and Csapó (r.) (1971)
Géza Csapó
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal K-1 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich K-1 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Belgrade K-1 4 x 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1973 Tampere K-1 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1973 Tampere K-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1973 Tampere K-2 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1974 Mexico City K-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade K-1 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1973 Tampere K-1 4 x 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1974 Mexico City K-1 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Copenhagen K-1 4 x 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Belgrade K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Sofia K-2 500 m

Csapó also won eleven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (K-1 500 m: 1973, 1975; K-1 1000 m: 1973, 1974; K-1 4 x 500 m: 1971, K-2 10000 m: 1973), two silvers (K-1 500 m: 1973, K-1 4 x 500 m: 1973), and three bronzes (K-1 4 x 500 m: 1970, K-2 500 m: 1977, K-4 1000 m: 1971).

He was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the year in 1973 after winning three gold medals at that year's World Championships.

ReferencesEdit

  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Géza Csapó". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
Awards
Preceded by
András Balczó
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1973
Succeeded by
Zoltán Magyar