Ödön Bodor

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Medley relay

Ödön Bodor (born January 24, 1882 in Kapuvár – January 22, 1927 in Budapest) was a Hungarian athlete. He competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. He was Jewish.[1]

Career[edit]

He was a member of the 1908 bronze medal medley relay team.[1] Bodor ran the final 800 metres of the 1,600 metre race, following Pál Simon, Frigyes Wiesner, and József Nagy. In the first round, Bodor began his leg three yards behind the Swedish team and had to pass the other runner just to remain in competition. The time for the team in that round was 3:32.6. The final saw a reversal of fortune, however, as the American team was dominant. Bodor began with a five-yard lead over the Germans, however. He was unable to hold on to that lead, and finished inches behind the Germans at 3:32.5 to his opponents' 3:32.4 to receive a bronze rather than silver.

In the 800 metres, Bodor won his first round heat with a time of 1:58.6 to defeat a number of highly regarded athletes including defending champion James Lightbody. Bodor was one of four runners to beat Lightbody's record of 1:56.0 in the final, though he was the slowest of the four at 1:55.4.

Bodor also competed in the 1500 metres, though he did not advance past the first round. His heat in that round was full of capable athletes, including defending champion Lightbody (the defending champion in that event as well) and the winner of the heat, James P. Sullivan. Bodor placed eighth of nine in the field.

Bodor also played football, starting his career in 1900 at Újpesti FC.

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References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 27 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 27 July 2006.