István Barta

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The native form of this personal name is Barta István. This article uses the Western name order.
Olympic medal record
Men's Water Polo
Gold 1932 Los Angeles Team competition
Silver 1928 Amsterdam Team competition

István Barta[1] (August 13, 1895 – February 16, 1948) was a Hungarian water polo player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics, in the 1928 Summer Olympics, and in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Barta, who was Jewish,[2] was born in Álmosd. He first competed at the Olympics in 1924. As a member of the Hungarian water polo team he finished seventh. He played all four matches as goalkeeper. On club level he played for Újpesti TE

He was part of the Hungarian water polo team which won the silver medal in 1928 and the gold medal 1936. In Amsterdam at the 1928 Summer Olympics he played all four matches as goalkeeper. Four years later in Los Angeles he played one match as goalkeeper. He died in Budapest.

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  1. ^ He is also known as István Berger
  2. ^ [1]

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