Hungary at the Olympics

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Hungary at the
Olympics
Flag of Hungary.svg
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
Medals
Gold
176
Silver
149
Bronze
173
Total
498
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games and every Winter Olympic Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1920 Games after World War I, and was part of the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Hungarian athletes have won a total of 491 medals at the Summer Games and 7 medals at the Winter Games, with fencing as the top medal-producing sport. Hungary has won more Olympic medals than any other existing nation that has never hosted the Games and has the second highest all time number of gold medals per capita of any nation behind only Finland.[1]

The National Olympic Committee for Hungary is the Hungarian Olympic Committee, and was created and recognized in 1895.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Olympic Games[edit]

Medals by sport[edit]

Youth Games medal tables[edit]

Athletes with most medals[edit]

The Hungarian athletes who won the most medals in the history of the Olympic Games are the fencer Aladár Gerevich and the gymnast Ágnes Keleti.

Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
Aladár Gerevich Fencing 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 7 1 2 10
Pál Kovács Fencing 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 6 0 1 7
Rudolf Kárpáti Fencing 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 6 0 0 6
Ágnes Keleti Gymnastics 1952, 1956 5 3 2 10
Krisztina Egerszegi Swimming 1988, 1992, 1996 5 1 1 7
Danuta Kozák Kayaking 2008, 2012, 2016 5 1 0 6
Győző Kulcsár Fencing 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 4 0 2 6
Tamás Darnyi Swimming 1988, 1992 4 0 0 4
Jenő Fuchs Fencing 1908, 1912 4 0 0 4
Katalin Kovács Kayaking 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 3 5 0 8
Natasa Dusev-Janics Kayaking 2004, 2008, 2012 3 2 1 6
András Balczó Modern pentathlon 1960, 1968, 1972 3 2 0 5
Dezső Gyarmati Water polo 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 3 1 1 5
Katinka Hosszú Swimming 2016 3 1 0 4
Zoltán Kammerer Kayaking 2000, 2004, 2012 3 1 0 4
Gabriella Szabó Kayaking 2008, 2012, 2016 3 1 0 4
Tibor Berczelly Fencing 1936, 1948, 1952 3 0 2 5
Endre Kabos Fencing 1932, 1936 3 0 1 4
György Kárpáti Water polo 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 3 0 1 4
Tibor Benedek Water polo 2000, 2004, 2008 3 0 0 3
Péter Biros Water polo 2000, 2004, 2008 3 0 0 3
Csaba Fenyvesi Fencing 1968, 1972 3 0 0 3
Tamás Kásás Water polo 2000, 2004, 2008 3 0 0 3
Gergely Kiss Water polo 2000, 2004, 2008 3 0 0 3
Tamás Molnár Water polo 2000, 2004, 2008 3 0 0 3
László Papp Boxing 1948, 1952, 1956 3 0 0 3
László Rajcsányi Fencing 1936, 1948, 1952 3 0 0 3
Botond Storcz Kayaking 2000, 2004 3 0 0 3
Zoltán Szécsi Water polo 2000, 2004, 2008 3 0 0 3

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

Flagbearers[edit]

Summary by sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Hungary first competed in athletics at the inaugural 1896 Games, with 3 athletes competing in 5 events and winning a silver and two bronze medals.

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 3 5/12 0 1 2 3
Total 10 12 18 40
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 100 metres 16/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 800 metres 16/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 110 metres hurdles 12/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 3rd (1896)[2]
Men's marathon 15/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's triple jump 12/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 4th (1896)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Medals per Capita". Medalspercapita.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ Alajos Szokolyi is officially listed as not starting in the 1896 final, a race in which only two men appeared. Szokolyi is de facto tied for third, but is not recognized as a bronze medalist by the IOC.

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