Hungary at the 1896 Summer Olympics
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.
|Hungary at the|
1896 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Hungarian Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||7 in 6 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
Seven athletes from Hungary competed in six sports. The Hungarian medals came on 18 entries in 15 events.
Default sort order: Medal, Date, Name
The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:
Results by eventEdit
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).
|Alfréd Hajós||Men's 100 metre freestyle||1:22.2|
|Men's 1200 metre freestyle||18:22.2|
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.
- Track & road events
|Nándor Dáni||800 metres||2:10.2||2 Q||2:11.8|
|Alajos Szokolyi||100 metres||12.8||2 Q||12.6|
|110 metres hurdles||unknown||2||DNS|
- Field events
|Alajos Szokolyi||Triple jump||11.26||4|
The Hungarian gymnasts were unable to win any medals.
Tapavicza was defeated by Dionysios Kasdaglis in the semifinals of the singles tournament.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|Momcsilló Tapavicza||Men's singles|| Frangopoulos (GRE)
|BYE|| Kasdaglis (GRE)
|Did not advance|
Tapavicza took last place in the weightlifting competition.
|Momcsilló Tapavicza||Men's two hand lift||80.0||6|
Tapavicza lost his only wrestling match, which turned into a contest of endurance.
|Momcsilló Tapavicza||Men's Greco-Roman|| Christopoulos (GRE)
|Did not advance||4|
- Momcsilló Tapavicza competed in tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.
- Butler, Maynard. The Olympic Games. In Mallon & Widlund, pp. 37–41.
- Ekkehard zur Megede : The history of Olympic athletics. Volume 1: 1896-1936. Verlag Bartels & Wernitz KG, Berlin, 2nd edition 1970.
- "100 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
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- Mallon, Bill; Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9. (Excerpt available at )
- Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.