India’s former shooting coach Tibor Gonczol died in Australia on 3 January 2014. He was 80.
Tibor who started his coaching career in 1973, joined as Indian shooting coach in 1991. He remained coach of Indian shooting team for 12 long years till 2002. His contract was not renewed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) due to his old age.
India's top shooters Samresh Jung, Jaspal Rana, Anjali Bhagwat, Suma Shirur were all coached by Tibor.
Pistol shooter Samresh, who is an officer in the CRPF, dedicated his "Best Athlete Award" won in 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games to Tibor. Samresh had won five gold medals in Melbourne.
About Tibor Gonczol
Tibor was born on 19 January 1933 in Hungary.
Tibor represented Hungary from 1952 to 1955.
In 1957, he settled in Australia and represented the Australian shooting team at many international competitions, including the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
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