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
Ranked 13th
Gold
182
Silver
156
Bronze
180
Total
518
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 for its role in World War I, and was part of the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Hungarian athletes have won a total of 511 medals at the Summer Games and 7 medals at the Winter Games, with fencing being the top medal-producing sport. Hungary has won more Summer Olympic medals than any other existing nation never to have hosted the Games, and after overtaking Finland at the 2020 Olympic Games, it is now the country with the highest number of gold medals won per capita (not counting microstates with less than 1 million inhabitants).[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
Danuta Kozák Kayaking 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 6 1 1 8
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
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
Áron Szilágyi Fencing 2012, 2016, 2020 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]

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Hungary first competed in swimming at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one swimmer (Alfréd Hajós) winning gold medals in both of the events he entered. Hungary also had one swimmer in 1900 taking a medal in every event he entered (Zoltán Halmay, with 2 silvers and a bronze). Hungary has won the fourth-most gold medals of any nation in swimming (28) and sixth-most total medals (73).

Games Swimmers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 2/4 2 0 0 2
1900 Paris 1 3/7 0 2 1 3
Total 28 25 20 73

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. The nation's first gold medal in the sport came in 1900, with Rudolf Bauer's victory in the discus throw.

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 3 5/12 0 1 2 3
1900 Paris 9 13/23 1 0 1 2
Total 10 12 18 40

Fencing[edit]

Hungary has won the third-most gold medals and second-most total medals in fencing, in each case behind Italy and France. Hungary has historically been most successful in the sabre events. Hungary's first fencing appearance was in 1900, with 7 fencers including sabreurs who finished 4th and 5th. Hungary has dominated the men's individual sabre, winning half of the gold medals (14 of 28), including a string of 9 consecutive victories from 1924 to 1964 (with an 11-Games podium streak extending further to 1972). Hungary had also won in 1908 and 1912; the streaks might have been 12 and 15 if the nation had not been excluded from the Games in 1920 due to its role in World War I.

Games Fencers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 7 4/7 0 0 0 0
Total 37 23 27 87

Gymnastics[edit]

Hungary sent two gymnasts to the first Games in 1896; they did not medal.

Games Gymnasts Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 2 5/8 0 0 0 0
1900 Paris 2 1/1 0 0 0 0
Total 15 11 14 40

Tennis[edit]

Hungary first competed in tennis at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one player in the men's singles earning a bronze medal. It remains (through the 2016 Games) the only tennis medal won by Hungary.

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 1/2 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 1 1

Weightlifting[edit]

Hungary first competed in weightlifting at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one lifter competing in one event.

Games Lifters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 1/2 0 0 0 0
Total 2 9 9 20

Wrestling[edit]

Hungary first competed in wrestling at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one wrestler competing in the open weight class event.

Games Wrestlers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
Total 19 16 19 54

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Most Successful Countries of All-Time: Per Capita". Retrieved 17 August 2021.

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