Gergely Kulcsár

Gergely Kulcsár (10 March 1934 – 12 August 2020) was a Hungarian javelin thrower. He competed at the 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won two bronze medals, in 1960 and 1968, and a silver medal in 1964.[2] He was the Olympic flag bearer for Hungary in 1964, 1968, and 1972.

Gergely Kulcsár
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Kulcsár in 2013
Personal information
Born10 March 1934
Nagyhalász, Hungary
Died12 August 2020(2020-08-12) (aged 86)[1]
Vác, Hungary
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
SportJavelin throw
ClubÉpítők SC, Budapest
TFSE, Budapest

Kulcsár was the first Hungarian to throw over 80 meters and won the national title eight times. Between 1975 and 1980 he was the coach of the Hungarian national throwing team. His trainees included Miklós Németh, a 1976 Olympic champion. From 1981 to 1993 he coached the national throwing team of Kuwait.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gergely Kulcsár's obituary (in Hungarian)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gergely Kulcsár". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009.

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