Hungary at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Hungary at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian) (in English)
in Melbourne / Stockholm
Competitors108 (88 men and 20 woman) in 12 sports
Flag bearerJózsef Csermák and István Erdélyi
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
9
Silver
10
Bronze
7
Total
26
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 108 competitors, 88 men and 20 women, took part in 80 events in 12 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
István Hernek C-1 1000 m N/A 5:06.2 Silver medal.svg
János Parti C-1 1000 m N/A 57:11.0 Silver medal.svg
Károly Wieland
Ferenc Mohácsi
C-2 1000 m 5:02.5 1 Q 4:54.3 Bronze medal.svg
Imre Farkas
József Hunics
C-2 10000 m N/A 55:15.6 Bronze medal.svg
Lajos Kiss K-1 1000 m 4:35.8 2 Q 4:16.2 Bronze medal.svg
Ferenc Hatlaczky K-1 10000 m N/A 47:53.3 Silver medal.svg
Imre Vágyóczky
Zoltán Szigeti
K-2 1000 m 4:00.3 5 Did not advance
János Urányi
László Fábián
K-2 10000 m N/A 43:37.0 Gold medal.svg
Women
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Cecilia Berkes K-1 500 m 2:25.3 2 Q 2:23.5 4

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Siák Ferenc 3 m springboard 74.60 13 Did not advanced
10 m platform 72.85 9 Q 65.98 6 138.83 7
Gerlach József 3 m springboard 80.45 8 Q 55.63 7 136.08 8
10 m platform 77.77 3 Q 71.48 3 149.25 4

Fencing[edit]

18 fencers, 16 men and 2 women, represented Hungary in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Gábor Benedek
  • János Bódy
  • Antal Moldrich

Rowing[edit]

Hungary had four male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Csaba Kovács
Rezső Riheczky
Zoltán Kávay
Géza Ütő
Coxless four 6:40.6 2 R 8:17.0 2 Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Five shooters represented Hungary in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Miklós Kocsis 100m running deer 416 5
Miklós Kovács 417 4
Sándor Krebs 300 m rifle, three positions 1078 9
50 m rifle, three positions 1154 10
50 m rifle, prone 598 6
Szilárd Kun 25 m rapid fire pistol 578 6
Károly Takács 575 8

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hungary Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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