Márton Homonnai

Márton Homonnai (5 February 1906 – 15 October 1969), also known as Márton Hlavacsek, was a Hungarian water polo player who won two gold and one silver medals at the 1928, 1932 and the 1936 Summer Olympics; his team finished fifth in 1924. During his career Homonnai played 115 international matches, often alongside his brother Lajos. His daughter Katalin Szőke became an Olympic swimmer.[1]

Márton Homonnai
Personal information
Born5 February 1906 (1906-02-05)
Budapest, Hungary
Died15 October 1969 (1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sport
SportWater polo
ClubIII. kerületi TVE, Budapest
MTK, Budapest

During World War II Homonnai was a policeman and a member of the Arrow Cross Party, which supported the Nazis. After the war, fearing prosecution (he was sentenced to death in absentia), he flew via Germany and Brazil to Argentina, where he died in 1969.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Márton Homonnai". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016.

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