Sarolta Monspart

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Sarolta Monspart
Medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Women's Orienteering
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1972 Jičín Individual
Silver medal – second place 1970 Eisenach Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Aviemore Relay

Sarolta Monspart (born 17 November 1944) is a Hungarian orienteering competitor. She was the first non-Scandinavian female runner who has won the World Orienteering Championships back in 1972.[1]

She is considered to be the most successful orienteer in Hungary. During her active years she has won 14 national orienteering championships and 6 cross-country skiing championships. She was the first European woman to finish the marathon distance within 3 hours.

Her sport career was stopped because of a serious encephalitis inflammation caused by a tick. After recovering from the disease she persuades women to live a healthy life. Sarolta Monspart received a medal for lifetime merit from Ferenc Mádl, president of Hungary in 2003.


  1. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006