Éva Székely Wiki – Biography
Éva Székely was a Hungarian swimmer. She won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and the silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. She held the first world record in the 400 m individual medley in 1953.
Eva Szekely Age
She was 92 years old.
Early Life and Career
Eva Szekely win the gold medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and Four years later in Melbourne she win the same number of silver medals.
Earlier in 1941 she set a national speed record and although she was barely allowed to start because she was a Jew. She was excluded from competition for the next 4 years and survived the Holocaust partty because she was a fampus swimmer.
Her daughter Andrea Gyamati was a Backstroke and butterfly swimmer who win 2 medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Her former husband Dezso Gyamati is multiple Olympic champions in water polo.
After retiring from competitions She worked as a phamacist and swimming coach training her daughter among others. In 1976 she was inucted to the international swimming hall of fame. She wrote three books. One of which was translated into other languages.
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Since ending her swimming career she who is a pharmacist by profession has published literary works.
Her first literary venture a short story entitled the true great love of my life in water was published in the 1977 and 1978 yearbook of the Jewish community renowned repository of the schloarly articles, worked of fiction.
She’s wedding Dezs Gyarmati this cople have a children named Andrea Gyarmati.
Cause of Death
The Olympic champion swimmer is an athlete of the Nation and death ar the age of 92, written by the Hungarian Swimming Association.