Today, we celebrate Honor Water Polo Player, Deszo Gyarmati, born on this day in 1927…
DESZO GYARMATI (HUN) 1976 Honor Water Polo Player
FOR THE RECORD: OLYMPIC GAMES: 1948 silver; 1952, 1956, 1964 gold; WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1; EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: three; NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: ten.
Dezso Gyarmati is beginning his water polo coaching career at the top where he left off as a player. Considered by most to be the greatest player of the modern post-World War II passing game, he led Hungary to Olympic gold medals three times. As Hungarian National Coach he won the first World Championships in Yugoslavia where his world record daughter, Andrea, was Hungary’s top woman swimmer.