|Born||22 September 1964 56) (age|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||107 kg (236 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||83.68 m (1998)|
Tibor Gécsek (born 22 September 1964 in Szentgotthárd) is a retired male hammer thrower from Hungary. Gécsek is of Hungarian Slovenian descent.
He won two consecutive World Championships bronze medals in 1993 and 1995. Later that year he received a four-year ban by the IAAF for a positive drugs test. The next year, however, IAAF shortened the maximum ban to two years. Gécsek was therefore reinstated after two years. His personal best throw was 81.68 metres, achieved in September 1988 in Szombathely, until he threw 82.87 metres to win the 1998 European Championships. This achievement earned him the title 1998 Hungarian Sportsman of the Year. Later that year he threw 83.68 metres in Zalaegerszeg to record his ultimate career best.
Gécsek was elected Vice President of the Hungarian Athletic Federation on 10 November 2002.
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||7th||77.56 m|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||6th||78.36 m|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||2nd||80.14 m|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||4th||78.98 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||4th||77.78 m|
|IAAF World Cup||Havana, Cuba||1st||80.44 m|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||3rd||79.54 m|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||5th||77.62 m|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||3rd||80.98 m|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||1st||82.87 m|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||4th||78.95 m|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||7th||77.70 m|
|2002||European Championships||Munich, Germany||6th||79.25 m|
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