Hungary at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
in Melbourne, Australia / Stockholm, Sweden
November 22-December 8, 1956
Competitors108 (88 men and 20 woman) in 12 sports
Flag bearersJózsef Csermák and István Erdélyi
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
9
Silver
10
Bronze
7
Total
26
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 108 competitors, 88 men and 20 women, took part in 80 events in 12 sports.[1]

Medalists

Further information: 1956 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1956 Summer Olympics medal winners

Multiple medalists

The following competitors won multiple medals at the 1956 Olympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Ágnes Keleti  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
 Silver
Gymnastics Women's uneven bars
Women's balance beam
Women's floor
Women's team portable apparatus
Women's artistic individual all-around
Women's artistic team all-around
Rudolf Kárpáti  Gold
 Gold
Fencing Men's team sabre
Men's sabre
Olga Tass  Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Women's team portable apparatus
Women's artistic team all-around
Women's vault
Andrea Molnár-Bodó  Gold
 Silver
Gymnastics Women's team portable apparatus
Women's artistic team all-around
Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles  Gold
 Silver
Gymnastics Women's team portable apparatus
Women's artistic team all-around
Aliz Kertész  Gold
 Silver
Gymnastics Women's team portable apparatus
Women's artistic team all-around
Margit Korondi  Gold
 Silver
Gymnastics Women's team portable apparatus
Women's artistic team all-around
József Sákovics  Silver
 Bronze
Fencing Men's team épée
Men's team foil
József Marosi  Silver
 Bronze
Fencing Men's team épée
Men's team foil

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Sprint

Men
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
István Hernek C-1 1000 m 5:06.2
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János Parti C-1 1000 m 57:11.0
Silver medal.svg
Károly Wieland
Ferenc Mohácsi
C-2 1000 m 5:02.5 1 Q 4:54.3
Bronze medal.svg
Imre Farkas
József Hunics
C-2 10000 m 55:15.6
Bronze medal.svg
Lajos Kiss K-1 1000 m 4:35.8 2 Q 4:16.2
Bronze medal.svg
Ferenc Hatlaczky K-1 10000 m 47:53.3
Silver medal.svg
Imre Vágyóczky
Zoltán Szigeti
K-2 1000 m 4:00.3 5 Did not advance
János Urányi
László Fábián
K-2 10000 m 43:37.0
Gold medal.svg
Women
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Cecilia Berkes K-1 500 m 2:25.3 2 Q 2:23.5 4

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Siák Ferenc 3 m springboard 74.60 13 Did not advance
10 m platform 72.85 9 Q 65.98 6 138.83 7
Gerlach József 3 m springboard 80.45 8 Q 55.63 7 136.08 8
10 m platform 77.77 3 Q 71.48 3 149.25 4

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

18 fencers, 16 men and 2 women, represented Hungary in 1956.

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1956.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Hungary had four male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Csaba Kovács
Rezső Riheczky
Zoltán Kávay
Géza Ütő
Coxless four 6:40.6 2 R 8:17.0 2 Did not advance

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Five shooters represented Hungary in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Miklós Kocsis 100m running deer 416 5
Miklós Kovács 417 4
Sándor Krebs 300 m rifle, three positions 1078 9
50 m rifle, three positions 1154 10
50 m rifle, prone 598 6
Szilárd Kun 25 m rapid fire pistol 578 6
Károly Takács 575 8

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hungary Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2018.