peoplepill id: robert-zimonyi
Olympic medalist in rowing
|Intro||Olympic medalist in rowing|
|Was||Rower Sports coach|
|From||United States of America Hungary|
|Birth||18 April 1918, Sárvár|
|Death||2 February 2004, Miami (aged 85 years)|
The details (from wikipedia)
Róbert Zimonyi (18 April 1918 – 2 February 2004) was a competition rower, Olympic bronze medalist for Hungary and Olympic champion for United States.
Rowing for Hungary
Zimonyi received a bronze medal in coxed pairs at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, as a coxswain for the Hungarian team, the rowers Antal Szendey and Béla Zsitnik. He also competed for Hungary at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Rowing for US
Zimonyi moved to US after the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956, and became an American citizen. He won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 1964 Summer Olympics, as a coxswain for the American team. He won a gold medal at the 1967 Pan American Games.
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