Károly Kobulszky

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Károly Kobulszky
Personal information
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1887-09-28)September 28, 1887
Eperjes, Sáros County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
(now Prešov, Slovakia)
Died December 31, 1970(1970-12-31) (aged 83)
Budapest, Hungary
Resting place Farkasréti Cemetery
Occupation Postal clerk
Country Hungary
Sport Discus throw, Shot put
Club Eperjesi TVE (1904–10)
Budapesti Postás SE (1910–17)
Magyar AC (1917–23)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Discus throw – 42.67 m (1921)[1]
Updated on 7 November 2013.

Károly Kobulszky (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkaːroj ˈkobulski]; Slovak: Karol Kobulszky; September 28, 1887 – December 31, 1970)[1] was a Hungarian track and field athlete, footballer and postal clerk.[2]


Born in Eperjes (Prešov), Kobulszky began his career in 1904 by local club Eperjesi Torna és Vívó Egylet, where he remained until 1910.[2] Generally competing in throwing events (discus throw, shot put), he was also member of the Eperjesi TVE football team, with them he won the first edition of the Northern District Championship of the Hungarian league (1907–08).[3]

In 1910 Kobulszky switched to Budapesti Postás SE,[2] the club of the Hungarian Post, in their color he won his first Hungarian Athletics Championships title in the discus throw event. In 1912 he made it to the Olympic Games, where he finished nineteenth in the discus throw competition and eighteenth in the two handed discus throw event.[1]

From 1917 to 1923 Kobulszky competed for Magyar AC,[2] during which period he achieved his biggest results by winning two Hungarian Athletics Championships titles in the discus throw (1919, 1921) and being a member both the discus throw and shot put team of Magyar AC that won the gold medal at the 1919 Hungarian Athletics Championships.[4]

Kobulszky died in Budapest and was buried at the Farkasréti Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Károly Kobulszky Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Károly Kobulszky Biography" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Biographical Lexicon (Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon). Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bajnoki végeredmény: Vidéki bajnokság – Északi kerület 1907/1908" (in Hungarian). Magyarfutball.hu. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Magyar férfi bajnokok atlétikában, dobó számok" (in Hungarian). kerszoft.hu. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "A Farkasréti temető 2003-ban (adattár)". Budapesti Negyed (in Hungarian). Budapest: Budapest Főváros Levéltára. 40–42. (11). ISSN 1217-5846.