Györgyi Balogh

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Györgyi Balogh
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Representing  Hungary
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1971 Helsinki 200 metres

Györgyi Balogh (born 1 May 1948) is a Hungarian former sprinter. She placed second in women's 200 metres at the 1971 European Championships in Helsinki and competed in the Summer Olympic Games in 1968 and 1972.

Career[edit]

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City Balogh competed in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4 × 100 metres relay,[1] only qualifying from the first round in the 100 metres, in which she was eliminated in the second round.[1]

Balogh also competed in the 1969 European Championships in Athens without much more success,[2] but two years later in Helsinki she won the silver at 200 metres, running 23.26 and losing only to East Germany's Renate Stecher.[3] In addition, she placed fifth in both the 100 metres and the 4 × 100 metres relay.[2]

She returned to the Olympics in 1972 Summer Olympics, this time running the 400 metres.[1] She led the quarter-finals with a time of 51.71, which was her personal best and briefly an Olympic record.[1] In the semi-finals she ran 51.90 and qualified for the final, in which she placed eighth and last in 52.39; her quarter-final time would have been enough.for fourth place.[1]

Representing the Budapest club Vasas SC, Balogh won Hungarian championships in the 100 m (1968, 1971 and 1972), 200 m (1968–1972), 400 m (1971 and 1972), 4 × 100 m (1969–1972 and 1975), 4 × 200 m (1969–1971 and 1975), 4 × 400 m (1970–1972 and 1975) and 80 m hurdles (1968).[4] As of 2014, her personal best in the 200 metres (22.8 from 1971) is still the Hungarian record.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Györgyi Balogh-Szomov Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b Györgyi Balogh at Tilastopaja (registration required)
  3. ^ "European Championships (Women)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Magyar nõi bajnokok atlétikában, szabad téren" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Magyar szabadtéri felnőtt női rekordok" (in Hungarian). Magyar Atlétikai Szövetség. Retrieved 30 April 2014.