Gyorgy Meszaros, Hungarian sprint canoeist, died at 82

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Gyorgy Mészaros, born on April 30, 1933 and died September 14, 2015.

He was a Hungarian sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.

Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two silver medals at Rome in 1960, earning them in the K-1 4 × 500 m and the K-2 1000 m events.

Meszaros also won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-2 1000 m: 1954), three silvers (K-1 4 × 500 m: 1958, K-4 1000 m: 1958, K-4 10000 m: 1971), and a bronze (K-4 10000 m: 1954).

His daughter Erika won two Olympic canoeing medals of her own in the women’s K-4 500 m event with a gold in 1992 and a silver in 1988.

He died at age 82 on September 14, 2015.

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