György Luntzer

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The native form of this personal name is Luntzer György. This article uses the Western name order.
György Luntzer
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Personal information
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1886-08-23)August 23, 1886
Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
(now Bratislava, Slovakia)
Died 1942 (aged 55–56)
Transylvania
Sport
Country Hungary
Sport Discus throw, javelin throw, sports wrestling
Club Pozsonyi Torna Egylet
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Discus throw – 41.93 m (1911)[1]
Updated on 28 October 2013.

György Luntzer (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟørɟ ˈluntsɛr], also spelled Luncser; Slovak: Juraj Luntzer; August 23, 1886 – 1942)[1] was a Hungarian track and field athlete and sport wrestler. A three-time Hungarian Athletics Championships winner in the discus throw, he also participated at the 1908 Summer Olympics and the 1912 Summer Olympics, achieving his best result in 1908 by finishing seventh in the discus throw event.

Sports achievements[edit]

Born in Pozsony (Bratislava), Luntzer competed for his hometown club Pozsonyi Torna Egylet. His first major international appearance came in 1906, when he took part at the Intercalated Games, where he competed in four events (discus throw, greek-style discus throw, javelin throw and pentathlon). Luntzer finished fifth in greek-style discus throw and tenth in pentathlon, while his other results are unknown.[1]

Two years later at the 1908 Summer Olympics he finished seventh in the discus throw competition. He also participated in the Greek discus throw competition and in the freestyle javelin throw event but in both competitions his final ranking is unknown. He also participated as sport wrestler in the 1908 Summer Games but was eliminated in the first round of the Greco-Roman light heavyweight event.[1]

Four years later he finished 21st in the discus throw competition as well as twentieth in the two handed discus throw event.[1]

On national level Luntzer collected three Hungarian Athletics Championships titles in discus throw, winning the event in 1908, 1912 and 1915.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "György Luntzer Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Magyar férfi bajnokok atlétikában, dobó számok" (in Hungarian). kerszoft.hu. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013.