Hungary at the
1896 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
in Athens
Competitors7 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Austrian and Hungarian results at early Olympic Games are generally kept separate despite the union of the two nations as Austria-Hungary at the time.

Seven athletes from Hungary competed in six sports. The Hungarian medals came on 18 entries in 15 events.

Medalists

Main articles: 1896 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1896 Summer Olympics medal winners

The following Hungarian competitors won medals at the games. In the discipline sections below, the medalists' names are bolded.

Multiple medalists

The following competitors won multiple medals at the 1896 Olympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Alfréd Hajós  Gold
 Gold
Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle
Men's 1200 m freestyle

Competitors

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Hungarian athletic team of 1896 Summer Olympics
Hungarian athletic team of 1896 Summer Olympics
Nándor Dáni
Nándor Dáni
Alajos Szokolyi
Alajos Szokolyi

The Hungarian athletes were successful in each event except the 110 metre hurdles, taking a silver, two bronzes, and a 4th-place finish. The entry and competitor lists for some events are not agreed on by all sources. In the 100 metres, Dáni, Leonidasz Manno, and István Zachar may have entered and not started (or possibly have competed) along with Szokolyi.[2][3][4]

Track & road events

Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Nándor Dáni 100 m Did not start Did not advance
Leonidasz Manno Did not start Did not advance
István Zachar Did not start Did not advance
Alajos Szokolyi 12.8 2 Q 12.6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Nándor Dáni 800 m 2:10.2 2 Q 2:11.8 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Alajos Szokolyi 110 m hurdles Unknown 2 Q Did not start
Gyula Kellner Marathon 3:06:35 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Field events

Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Alajos Szokolyi Men's triple jump 11.26 4

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Artistic

Athlete Event Rank
Gyula Kakas Vault 4–15
Desiderius Wein 4–15
Gyula Kakas Pommel horse 3–15
Desiderius Wein 3–15
Gyula Kakas Horizontal bar 3–15
Desiderius Wein 3–15
Gyula Kakas Parallel bars 3–18
Desiderius Wein 3–18
Desiderius Wein Rings 4, 6–8

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Alfréd Hajós
Alfréd Hajós

Hajós won both events he entered, taking two of the four swimming medals (he could not enter the 100 metres for sailors event, and the 500 metres was immediately after the 100 metres and immediately before the 1200 metres).

Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Alfréd Hajós 100 m freestyle 1:22.2 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Alfréd Hajós 1200 m freestyle 18:22.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Tennis

Main article: Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Tapavicza was defeated by Dionysios Kasdaglis in the semifinals of the singles tournament.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Momcsilló Tapavicza Men's singles  Frangopoulos (GRE)
W
Bye  Kasdaglis (GRE)
L
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Result Rank
Momcsilló Tapavicza Men's two hand lift 80.0 6

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Momcsilló Tapavicza Men's Greco-Roman  Christopoulos (GRE)
L
Did not advance 4

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Momcsilló Tapavicza competed in tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.
  2. ^ Butler, Maynard. The Olympic Games. In Mallon & Widlund, pp. 37–41.
  3. ^ Ekkehard zur Megede : The history of Olympic athletics. Volume 1: 1896-1936. Verlag Bartels & Wernitz KG, Berlin, 2nd edition 1970.
  4. ^ "100 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

References