Hungary at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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]

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 / Stockholm
Competitors108 (88 men and 20 woman) in 12 sports
Flag bearerJózsef 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

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

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

DivingEdit

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

FencingEdit

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

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Gábor Benedek
  • János Bódy
  • Antal Moldrich

RowingEdit

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

ShootingEdit

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

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. "Hungary Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

External linksEdit