Hungary at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Hungary at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website www.mob.hu (Hungarian) (English)
At the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 7 in 6 sports
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
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Hungary competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Austrian and Hungarian results at early Olympic Games are generally kept separate despite the union of the two nations as Austria-Hungary at the time.

Seven athletes from Hungary competed in six sports. The Hungarian medals came on 18 entries in 15 events.


Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Nándor Dáni
Alajos Szokolyi

The Hungarian athletes were successful in each event except the 110 metre hurdles, taking a silver, two bronzes, and a 4th place finish.

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Nándor Dáni 800 metres 2:10.2 2 Q 2:11.8 2nd
Gyula Kellner Marathon N/A 3:06:35 3rd
Alajos Szokolyi 100 metres 12.8 2 Q 12.6 3rd
110 metres hurdles unknown 3 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Alajos Szokolyi Triple jump 11.26 4

Gymnastics[edit]

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic[edit]

The Hungarian gymnasts were unable to win any medals.

Men
Athlete Event Rank
Gyula Kakas Horizontal bar unranked
Parallel bars unranked
Pommel horse unranked
Vault unranked
Dezső Wein Horizontal bar unranked
Parallel bars unranked
Rings unranked
Vault unranked

Swimming[edit]

Alfréd Hajós

Hajós won both events he entered, taking two of the four swimming medals (he could not enter the 100 metres for sailors event, and the 500 metres was immediately after the 100 metres and immediately before the 1200 metres.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Alfréd Hajós 100 metre freestyle 1:22.2 1st
1200 metre freestyle 18:22.2 1st

Tennis[edit]

Tapavicza was defeated by Dionysios Kasdaglis in the semifinals of the singles tournament.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Momcsilló Tapavicza Men's singles  Frangopoulos (GRE)
W
BYE  Kasdaglis (GRE)
L
Did not advance 3rd

Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting[edit]

Tapavicza took last place in the weightlifting competition. The amount he lifted is unknown except that it was less than 90 kilograms, the amount lifted by the third through fifth place contestants.

Athlete Event Result Rank
Momcsilló Tapavicza Men's two hand lift unknown 6

Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling[edit]

Tapavicza lost his only wrestling match, which turned into a contest of endurance.

Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Momcsilló Tapavicza Men's Greco-Roman  Christopoulos (GRE)
L
Did not advance 4

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.