Eva Szekely was from Hungary who won the gold medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
Swimmer Eva Szekeli of Hungary
Almost everyone knows about the impact of World War II on our world. Millions of people lost their lives. Life was difficult for Jews during and even before the war. They were killed, tortured. People were forced to hide for years to save their lives. Did not even come out in the light of day. Amidst all this, the only goal was to save lives. In such a situation, where could any person dare to dream of any other dream. However, there was also someone who did not let his childhood dream die. In the Olympic Games today, we are going to tell you the story of the Jewish player Eva Szekely.
The use of the word Jew is important here because Eva faced many troubles in her life for the same reason. Eva won the gold medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. At the same time, he won the Silver Medal in the 1956 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, in the year 1953, he set a world record for the first time in 400 meters. After this, he set five more world records. However, before achieving all these achievements, his life had to face many struggles.
Many years spent in awe of Hitler
In 1941, Eva set a national record. She was 14 years old at the time. Although she was dropped from the team at that time, it was also because she was Jewish. She could not participate in any competition for the next four years. He somehow kept himself alive when the Jews were being killed. During the Second World War she lived in a two-room house with 41 people. To keep herself fit here, she used to climb the five-storey stairs descending 100 times. He then returned to swimming and won five gold medals at the 1947 World University Games.
He had fulfilled his dream by winning gold in Olympics
Now she was fully ready for the Olympics. He participated in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. This year he won the gold medal with an Olympic record in the 200 meter breaststroke. He then won the silver medal at the 1956 Olympic Games. He made six world records in his career and also won 44 national titles. After his retirement, he decided to become a swimming coach and also train his daughters along with others. His daughter Andrea Gyrmati is a three-time water polo Olympic champion.
The hero of the 1948 Olympic marathon event, who did not win the race, the heart of fans around the world