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
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918; angels; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg
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

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

MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Results by eventEdit

AquaticsEdit

SwimmingEdit

 
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).

Swimmer Event Final
Time Rank
Alfréd Hajós Men's 100 metre freestyle 1:22.2  
Men's 1200 metre freestyle 18:22.2  

AthleticsEdit

 
Hungarian athletic team of 1896 Summer Olympics
 
Nándor Dáni
 
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
Result Rank Result Rank
Nándor Dáni 800 metres 2:10.2 2 Q 2:11.8  
Gyula Kellner Marathon N/A 3:06:35  
Alajos Szokolyi 100 metres 12.8 2 Q 12.6  
110 metres hurdles unknown 2 DNS
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Alajos Szokolyi Triple jump 11.26 4

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

The Hungarian gymnasts were unable to win any medals.

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

TennisEdit

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  

WeightliftingEdit

Tapavicza took last place in the weightlifting competition.

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

WrestlingEdit

Tapavicza lost his only wrestling match, which turned into a contest of endurance.

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

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit