Hungary at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Hungary at the Olympic Games

Flag of Hungary
IOC code  HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website www.mob.hu (Hungarian) (English)
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 63 in 8 sports
Flag bearer István Mudin
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
3
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Hungary competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England. Austria and Hungary had separate NOCs, therefore results at Olympic Games are kept separate despite the union of the two nations as Austria-Hungary at the time.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Hungary's best athletics result was István Somodi's silver medal in the high jump. The Hungarian medley relay team took the bronze medal.

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metres Heats Vilmos Rácz 11.4 seconds
2nd, heat 15
Did not advance
Pál Simon 11.5 seconds
2nd, heat 11
Frigyes Mezei Unknown
4th, heat 14
Men's 200 metres Semi-
finalist
Károly Radóczy Walkover
1st, heat 7
Unknown
3rd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Heats Vilmos Rácz Unknown
2nd, heat 4
Did not advance
Frigyes Mezei Unknown
2nd, heat 6
Pál Simon Unknown
4th, heat 10
Men's 400 metres Heats József Nagy Unknown
2nd, heat 7
Did not advance
Men's 800 metres 4th Ödön Bodor None held 1:58.6
1st, semifinal 1
1:55.4
Semi-
finalist
József Nagy Unknown
4th, semifinal 3
Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres Semi-
finalist
József Nagy None held Unknown
2nd, semifinal 5
Did not advance
Ödön Bodor Unknown
8th, semifinal 1
Men's 110 metre hurdles Heats Nándor Kovács Unknown
2nd, heat 10
Did not advance
Men's 400 metre hurdles Semi-
finalist
Nándor Kovács Walkover
1st, heat 9
Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Men's 3200 metre steeplechase Antal Lovas None held Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Men's medley relay 3rd Pál Simon
Frigyes Mezei
József Nagy
Ödön Bodor
None held 3:32.6
1st, semifinal 1
3:32.5
Men's 5 miles Antal Lovas None held Did not finish
—, semifinal 6
Did not advance
Men's marathon L. Merenyi None held Did not start
Men's 3500 metre walk 19th István Drubina None held 18:44.6
4th, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Event Place Athlete Height/
Distance
Men's high jump 2nd István Somodi 1.88 metres
13th József Haluszinsky 1.72 metres
Men's long jump 14th Ödön Holits 6.44 metres
21-32 Géza Kovesdi Unknown
Men's pole vault 8th Károly Szathmáry 3.35 metres
Men's shot put 9-25 István Mudin Unknown
Mór Kóczán Unknown
Men's discus throw 7th György Luntzer 38.34 metres
12-42 Ferenc Jesina Unknown
Imre Mudin Unknown
Mór Kóczán Unknown
Men's hammer throw 10-19 István Mudin Unknown
Men's Greek discus 7th István Mudin 33.11 metres
11-23 György Luntzer Unknown
Imre Mudin Unknown
Mór Kóczán Unknown
Men's freestyle javelin 7th Imre Mudin 45.97 metres
10-33 Ferenc Jesina Unknown
György Luntzer Unknown
István Mudin Unknown
Mór Kóczán Unknown

Fencing[edit]

Hungary dominated the sabre competitions, taking the top two individual medals and the team gold.

Event Place Fencer First
round
Second
round
Semi-
final
Final
Men's épée First
round
Béla Zulawszky 2-4 (4th in J) Did not advance
Péter Tóth 1-3 (4th in M)
Dezső Földes 1-5 (6th in G)
Men's sabre 1st Jenő Fuchs 5-0 (1st in K) 3-1 (1st in 1) 6-1 (1st in 1) 6-1
2nd Béla Zulawszky 3-2 (3rd in H) 2-1 (2nd in 4) 5-2 (1st in 2) 6-1
4th Jenő Szántay 3-1 (1st in F) 3-1 (2nd in 6) 4-3 (3rd in 1) 3-4
5th Péter Tóth 2-2 (2nd in B) 4-0 (1st in 6) 5-2 (1st in 2) 3-4
6th Lajos Werkner 5-1 (1st in M) 4-0 (1st in 2) 5-2 (2nd in 1) 2-5
Second
round
Deszö Földes 5-0 (1st in G) 3-1 (2nd in 2) 3-4 (5th in 1) Did not advance
Oszkár Gerde 4-1 (1st in I) 4-0 (1st in 5) 4-3 (5th in 2)
First
round
Jenő Apáthy 5-2 (2nd in J) 2-1 (3rd in 8) Did not advance
Event Place Fencers Play-in
match
First
round
Semi-
finals
Final Repechage Silver
medal match
Men's team sabre 1st Jenő Fuchs (1st, sf, f)
Oszkár Gerde (1st, sf, f)
Péter Tóth (1st, sf, f)
Lajos Werkner (1st, f)
Deszö Földes (sf)
Apáthy Jenő[2]
Not held Defeated Germany
9-0
Advanced to
semifinal
Defeated Italy
11-5
Advanced to
final
Defeated Bohemia
9-7
Won
gold medal
Not relegated

Gymnastics[edit]

Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's all-around 15th János Nyisztor 236
34th Kálmán Szabó Unknown
39th Imre Gellért Unknown
45th Mihály Antos Unknown
Unknown Ferenc Szűts Unknown
Frigyes Gráf Did not finish

Rowing[edit]

Event Place Rowers First
round
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's single sculls 3rd Károly Levitzky Bye 10.8
1st, quarterfinal 2
Unknown
2nd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
9th Ernö Killer Did not finish
—, heat 1
Did not advance
Men's coxed eights 5th Klekner Sándor, Haraszthy Lajos, Szebeny Antal,
Éder Róbert, Hautzinger Sándor, Várady Jenö,
Wampetich Imre, Kirchknopf Ferenc, Vasko Kálmán
None held Unknown
2nd, quarterfinal 2
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Event Place Shooter Score
Men's 300 metre free rifle 43rd Sándor Prokopp 627
49th István Móricz 490

Swimming[edit]

Event Place Swimmer Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metre freestyle 2nd Zoltán Halmay 1:08.2
1st, heat 1
1:09.4
1st, semifinal 1
1:06.2
Heats József Ónody 1:13.2
2nd, heat 5
Did not advance
József Munk Unknown
3-5, heat 2
Henrik Hajós Unknown
3-5, heat 3
Men's 400 metre freestyle Semi-
finalist
Béla Las-Torres 5:52.2
2nd, heat 1
Unknown
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Henrik Hajós 6:19.8
1st, heat 9
Unknown
5th, semifinal 1
Imre Zachár 6:09.8
1st, heat 8
Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Heats József Ónody Unknown
3rd, heat 7
Did not advance
Men's 100 metre backstroke Sándor Kugler Disqualified
—, heat 1
Did not advance
Men's 200 metre breaststroke 4th Ödön Toldi 3:14.4
1st, heat 4
3:16.4
2nd, semifinal 1
3:15.2
Semi-
finalist
József Fabinyi 3:23.4
1st, heat 6
Unknown
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Heats András Baronyi 3:18.0
2nd, heat 2
Did not advance
Men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay 2nd József Munk
Imre Zachár
Béla las Torres
Zoltán Halmay
None held Swam over
1st, semifinal 3
10:59.0

Tennis[edit]

Event Place Name Round
of 64
Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's singles 16th Dezső Lauber Bye Lost to Dixon Did not advance
Ede Tóth Defeated Micovský Lost to Parke
Jenő Zsigmondy Bye Lost to Hykš
Men's doubles 7th Jenő Zsigmondy
Ede Tóth
None held Bye Lost to
Ritchie/Parke
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Bohemia 1 1 .500
Great Britain 0 3 .000
Total 1 4 .200

Wrestling[edit]

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Greco-Roman lightweight 5th József Maróthy Defeated
Rose
Defeated
Wood
Lost to
Persson
Did not advance
Ödön Radvány Defeated
Ruff
Defeated
Hawkins
Lost to
Orlov
9th József Téger Defeated
Moppes
Lost to
Porro
Did not advance
Greco-Roman middleweight 9th Miklós Orosz Bye Lost to
Jósepsson
Did not advance
Greco-Roman light heavyweight 4th Hugó Payr Bye Defeated
Zamotin
Defeated
Westrop
Lost to
Weckman
Lost to
Jensen
17th György Luntzer Lost to
Wijbrands
Did not advance
Greco-Roman super heavyweight 1st Richárd Weisz None held Defeated
C. Jensen
Defeated
S. Jensen
Defeated
Petrov
4th Hugó Payr Defeated
Barrett
Lost to
Petrov
Lost to
S. Jensen
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Denmark 2 3 .400
Finland 0 1 .000
Great Britain 5 0 1.000
Italy 0 1 .000
Netherlands 2 1 .667
Russia 2 2 .500
Sweden 0 1 .000
Total 11 9 .550

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d György Luntzer competed in Athletics and Wrestling.
  2. ^ These fencers competed in the team event but are not listed in the IOC medallist database.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Top London 1908 Olympians". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 9 June 2006.