Hungary at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
in Paris
Competitors17 in 4 sports
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 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.

Medalists

Main articles: 1900 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1900 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 1900 Olympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Zoltán Halmay  Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
Swimming Men's 200 m freestyle
Men's 4000 m freestyle
Men's 1000 m freestyle

Competitors

Results by event

Aquatics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Hungary continued to win a medal with each entry in a swimming event, taking three medals in 1900 to add to the two won in 1896. Halmay's medals were silver and bronze, however, whereas Hajós had taken a pair of gold medals four year earlier.

Men
Athlete Event Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Zoltán Halmay 200 m freestyle 2:38.0 1 Q 2:31.4 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
1000 m freestyle 14:52.0 1 Q 15:16.4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
4000 m freestyle 1:11:33.4 1 Q 1:08:55.4 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Rudolf Bauer
Rudolf Bauer

Hungary won a gold and a bronze medal in athletics, tying Canada for 4th place in the sport's medal leaderboard. 9 athletes competed in 13 events.

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pál Koppán 60 metres Unknown 4–5 Did not advance
100 metres Unknown 3 Did not advance
400 metres Unknown 4 Did not advance
Ernő Schubert 60 metres Unknown 4–5 Did not advance
100 metres Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 metres Unknown 4 Did not advance
Zoltán Speidl 400 metres Unknown 4–5 Did not advance
800 metres (2:01.1) 2 Q Unknown 5
200 metres hurdles Unknown 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Rudolf Bauer Discus throw 36.04 1 Q no better mark 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Artúr Coray Shot put 11.13 7 Did not advance
Discus throw 31.00 11 Did not advance
Rezső Crettier Shot put 11.58 4 Q 12.07 4
Discus throw 33.65 5 Q no better mark 5
Lajos Gönczy High jump 1.75 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Jakab Kauser Pole vault 3.10 4
Pál Koppán Triple jump Unknown 7–13
Standing triple jump Unknown 5–10
Ernő Schubert Long jump 6.050 9 Did not advance
Gyula Strausz Long jump 6.010 10 Did not advance
Discus throw 29.80 14 Did not advance

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Hungary first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent seven fencers.

Men
Athlete Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Repechage Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Márton Endrédy Masters épée unknown 3–6 Did not advance
Masters foil unknown[1] unknown Did not advance
Masters sabre unknown unknown Did not advance
Lajos Horváth Masters sabre unknown unknown Did not advance
Amon Ritter von Gregurich Sabre unknown 1–4 Q unknown 1 Q 4–3 4
Hugó Hoch unknown 1–4 Q unknown 5–8 Did not advance
Gyula Iványi unknown 1–4 Q unknown 1 Q 3–4 5
Miklós Todoresku unknown 5 Q[2] unknown 5–8 Did not advance

According to Herman De Wael there were two other Hungarian fencers in the masters épée competition, but they did not advance from round 1. Their names are not known.[3]

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Artistic

Hungary's second gymnastics appearance included a second appearance by Gyula Kakas. The nation's two gymnasts won no medals in a heavily France-dominated single event.

Men
Athlete Event Score Rank
Gyula Kakas All-around 211 88
Gyula Katona Did not finish

Notes

  1. ^ The masters foil used jury verdicts on art and skill in the bout rather than winning or losing to advance to the second round.
  2. ^ Lécuyer withdrew after the first round, to be replaced by Todoresku. It can therefore be inferred that Todoresku was the fifth-place fencer in the same preliminary pool as Lécuyer.
  3. ^ "Fencing - Men's Épée for Masters & Open". Retrieved 11 August 2012.