Vilmos Rácz

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The native form of this personal name is Rácz Vilmos. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Vilmos Rácz (March 31, 1889 – July 18, 1976) was a Hungarian athlete. He competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London and at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

In the 100 metres, Rácz took second place in his first round heat with a time of 11.4 seconds. He did not advance to the semifinals.

His result in the preliminary heats of the 200 metres was no different, with his time of 23.3 seconds putting him second in his heat again.

He was married to Therese, and fathered over 12 illegitimate children. He has three daughters with Therese, Sari, Leah and Puci (mother of publishing legend Anna Porter). Anna Porter has written a biography on him,and includes much of his family history.


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