Hungary at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
in Helsinki, Finland
July 19-August 3, 1952
Competitors189 (162 men and 27 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer Imre Németh
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
16
Silver
10
Bronze
16
Total
42
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 189 competitors, 162 men and 27 women, took part in 107 events in 15 sports.[1]

Medalists

Further information: 1952 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1952 Summer Olympics medal winners

Hungary finished in third position in the final medal rankings, behind only the United States and Soviet Union.

Multiple medalists

The following competitors won multiple medals at the 1952 Olympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Pál Kovács  Gold
 Gold
Fencing Men's team sabre
Men's sabre
Katalin Szőke  Gold
 Gold
Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle
Women's 4×100 m freestyle relay
Éva Novák-Gerard  Gold
 Silver
 Silver
Swimming Women's 4×100 m freestyle relay
Women's 200 m breaststroke
Women's 400 m freestyle
Margit Korondi  Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
 Bronze
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's uneven bars
Women's artistic team all-around
Women's floor
Women's balance beam
Women's artistic individual all-around
Women's team portable apparatus
Ágnes Keleti  Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's floor
Women's artistic team all-around
Women's uneven bars
Women's team portable apparatus
Aladár Gerevich  Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Fencing Men's team sabre
Men's sabre
Men's team foil
Gábor Benedek  Gold
 Silver
Modern pentathlon Men's team
Men's individual
Tibor Berczelly  Gold
 Bronze
 Bronze
Fencing Men's team sabre
Men's sabre
Men's team foil
István Szondy  Gold
 Bronze
Modern pentathlon Men's team
Men's individual
Judit Temes  Gold
 Bronze
Swimming Women's 4×100 m freestyle relay
Women's 100 m freestyle
Edit Perényi-Weckinger  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
Women's team portable apparatus
Olga Tass  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
Women's team portable apparatus
Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
Women's team portable apparatus
Mária Zalai-Kövi  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
Women's team portable apparatus
Andrea Molnár-Bodó  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
Women's team portable apparatus
Irén Daruházi-Karcsics  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
Women's team portable apparatus

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Greece (75-38)
  • Lost to Philippines (35-48)
  • Defeated Greece (47-44)
  • Lost to United States (48-66)
  • Lost to Uruguay (56-70)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (39-63) → did not advance, 15th place

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to William Michael Toweel of South Africa (0 - 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Georges Malézanoff of Bulgaria (2 - 1)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Kurt Schirra of Saarland (3 - 0)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Jan Zachara of Czechoslovakia (1 - 2)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Luis Albino Acuña of Uruguay (3 - 0)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Clayton Orten Kenny of Canada (2 - 1)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Aureliano Bolognesi of Italy (1 - 2)

Light-welterweight

  1. First Round – Lost to Pavle Šovljanski of Yugoslavia (0 - 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Günther Heidemann of Germany (1 - 2)

Men's Light-Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Ellsworth Webb of United States (KO 2R)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Charles Chase of Canada (KO 2R)
  3. Third Round – Defeated Petar Stankoff Spassoff of Bulgaria (3 - 0)
  4. Semifinal – Defeated Eladio Oscar Herrera of Argentina (3 - 0)
  5. Final – Defeated Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk of South Africa (3 - 0)

Men's Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Nelson de Paula Andrade of Brazil (1 - 2)

Men's Light-heavyweight

  1. First Round – Lost to Toon Pastor of Netherlands (0 - 3)

Men's Heavyweight:

  1. Second Round – Lost to Ilkka Koski of Finland (KO 2R)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:16.9 (→ 18th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

17 fencers, 14 men and 3 women, represented Hungary in 1952.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football

Main article: Football at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1952. They won gold in the team event with Gábor Benedek winning silver and István Szondy winning bronze in the individual event.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Hungary had 15 male rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's eight

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Six shooters represented Hungary in 1952. In the 25 m pistol event Károly Takács won gold and Szilárd Kun won silver. Ambrus Balogh won bronze in the 50 m pistol.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hungary Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2018.