Hungary at the Paralympics

Hungary made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, with a delegation of four athletes in track and field. Following another appearance in 1976 the country was then absent in 1980. The Hungarian delegation made a permanent return to the Paralympics in 1984. Hungary first took part in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, and continuously attended the Winter Games through 2010. Hungary was absent from the 2014 Winter Games.[1]

Hungary at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeHUN
NPCHungarian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.hparalimpia.hu
Medals
Gold
31
Silver
49
Bronze
64
Total
144
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Hungarians have won a total of 107 Paralympic medals (27 gold, 34 silver, 46 bronze), placing the country 32nd on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table. All of these medals have been won at the Summer Games.[2]

Arguably Hungary's most successful Paralympian is Attila Jeszenszky, who won four gold medals in swimming at the 1984 Summer Games.[2] Hungary also boasts the only athlete in the world to have won medals at both the Paralympics and the Olympics. Fencer Pál Szekeres won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, before being disabled in a bus accident and beginning a Paralympic career in wheelchair fencing, which brought him six Paralympic medals - of which three gold.[3][4][5]

MedalsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Bronze Andras Fejes   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Men's 60m wheelchair 1A
  Gold Zoltan Tauber   1976 Toronto Table tennis Men's singles E
  Bronze Jozsef Olah   1976 Toronto Athletics Men's 100m B
  Gold Yosef Olah     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's high jump B3
  Gold Tibor Szabo     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's shot put L2
  Gold Andras Toth     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 50m backstroke L3
  Gold Ferenc Stettner     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m backstroke L6
  Gold Geza Dukai     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke A1
  Gold Attila Jeszenszky     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke L6
  Gold Geza Dukai     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m butterfly A1
  Gold Attila Jeszenszky     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m butterfly L6
  Gold Geza Dukai     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 200m individual medley A1
  Gold Attila Jeszenszky     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 200m individual medley L6
  Gold Attila Jeszenszky
Laszlo Palinkas
Ferenc Stettner
Gyorgy Tory
    1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 4x50m medley relay L1-L6
  Gold Judit Hoffman     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke L6
  Silver Peter Lorencz     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's high jump A6
  Silver Tibor Szabo     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's discus throw L2
  Silver Gabor Czuth     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's javelin throw B3
  Silver Laszlo Nemeth     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's pentathlon B1
  Silver Jozsafine Kiraly     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's discus throw L5
  Silver Jozsafine Kiraly     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's javelin throw L5
  Silver Jozsafine Kiraly     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's shot put L5
  Silver Gyorgy Tory     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m freestyle L5
  Silver Gyorgy Tory     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 200m individual medley L5
  Silver Ferenc Stettner     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 200m individual medley L6
  Silver Judit Hoffman     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Women's 100m backstroke L6
  Silver Judit Hoffman     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Women's 200m individual medley L6
  Bronze Lajos Nyin     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's discus throw L5
  Bronze Lajos Nyin     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's javelin throw L5
  Bronze Geza Dukai     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m freestyle A1
  Silver Istvan Nanasi   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's shot put A2/A9
  Silver Denes Nagy   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's shot put B3
  Silver Istvan Nanasi   1988 Seoul Powerlifting Men's +100 kg
  Silver Gyorgy Tory   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 400m freestyle L6
  Bronze Geza Dukai   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m freestyle A1
  Bronze Andras Toth   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 50m backstroke L3
  Bronze Geza Dukai   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke A1
  Bronze Sandor Takacs   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke A6
  Bronze Janos Becsey   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 200m individual medley C8
  Bronze Attila Szepesi   1988 Seoul Table tennis Men's singles TT5
  Bronze Gyozo Kovacs
Attila Szepesi
  1988 Seoul Table tennis Men's teams TT5
  Bronze Lajos Erdos
Karoly Majsai
  1988 Seoul Table tennis Men's teams TT6
  Gold Zsolt Vereczkei   1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Gold Janos Becsey   1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S7
  Gold Janos Becsey   1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S7
  Gold Pál Szekeres   1992 Barcelona Wheelchair fencing Men's foil 2
  Silver Katalin Engelhardt   1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 50m butterfly S6
  Silver Aniko Laki   1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB8
  Silver Ilona Sasvarine
Judit Pusztafine
  1992 Barcelona Table tennis Women's team 3
  Bronze Attila Pazinczar   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's discus throw B3
  Bronze Janos Becsey   1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke SB7
  Bronze Diana Zambo   1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 50m butterfly S6
  Bronze Ilona Sasvarine   1992 Barcelona Table tennis Women's singles 3
  Gold Zsolt Vereczkei   1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Gold Katalin Engelhardt
Monika Jaromi
Gitta Raczko
Diana Zambo
  1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4x50m medley S1-6
  Gold Paulik Sasvarine   1996 Atlanta Table tennis Women's singles 3
  Gold Pál Szekeres   1996 Atlanta Wheelchair fencing Men's foil individual B
  Gold Pál Szekeres   1996 Atlanta Wheelchair fencing Men's sabre individual B
  Silver Monika Jaromi   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m butterfly S5
  Silver Judit Palfi   1996 Atlanta Wheelchair fencing Women's foil individual B
  Bronze Katalin Engelhardt   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m butterfly S5
  Bronze Gitta Raczko   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB5
  Bronze Katalin Engelhardt   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM5
  Gold Zsolt Vereczkei   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Gold Krisztian Santa   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 100m backstroke S14
  Gold Gabor Majer
Janos Racz
Krisztian Santa
Tibor Szedoe
  2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 4x50m medley relay S14
  Gold Dora Pasztory   2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM8
  Silver Krisztian Santa   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m butterfly S14
  Silver Krisztian Santa   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S14
  Silver Krisztian Santa   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S14
  Silver Janos Becsey   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 200m individual medley SM7
  Silver Judit Palfi   2000 Sydney Wheelchair fencing Women's épée individual B
  Bronze Sandor Ponyori   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's long jump F20
  Bronze Gabor Vincze   2000 Sydney Judo Men's -81 kg
  Bronze Ervin Kovacs   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m butterfly S5
  Bronze Tibor Szedoe   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m butterfly S14
  Bronze Ervin Kovacs   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke SB4
  Bronze Janos Racz   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke SB14
  Bronze Krisztian Santa   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 200m individual medley SM14
  Bronze Katalin Engelhardt   2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 50m butterfly S5
  Bronze Dora Pasztory   2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 100m butterfly S8
  Bronze Pál Szekeres   2000 Sydney Wheelchair fencing Men's foil individual B
  Bronze Zsuzsanna Krajnyak   2000 Sydney Wheelchair fencing Women's foil individual A
  Gold Dora Pasztory   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM8
  Silver Ervin Kovacs   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m butterfly S4
  Silver Ervin Kovacs   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Silver Ervin Kovacs   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 200m individual medley SM5
  Silver Dora Pasztory   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100m butterfly S8
  Silver Dora Pasztory   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S8
  Silver Gyongyi Dani
Andrea Jurak
Zsuzsanna Krajnyak
Judit Palfi
  2004 Athens Wheelchair fencing Women's épée team open
  Silver Gyongyi Dani   2004 Athens Wheelchair fencing Women's foil individual B
  Silver Gyongyi Dani
Andrea Jurak
Zsuzsanna Krajnyka
Judit Palfi
  2004 Athens Wheelchair fencing Women's foil team open
  Bronze Deszo Beres
Jozsef Gyurkota
  2004 Athens Boccia Mixed pairs BC4
  Bronze Norbert Biro   2004 Athens Judo Men's -60 kg
  Bronze Gabor Vincze   2004 Athens Judo Men's -81 kg
  Bronze Sandorne Nagy   2004 Athens Judo Women's -70 kg
  Bronze Csaba Szavai   2004 Athens Powerlifting Men's +100 kg
  Bronze Zsolt Vereczkei   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Bronze Katalin Engelhardt   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 50m butterfly S5
  Bronze Gitta Raczko   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB5
  Bronze Pál Szekeres   2004 Athens Wheelchair fencing Men's sabre individual B
  Bronze Zsuzsanna Krajnyak   2004 Athens Wheelchair fencing Women's épée individual A
  Gold Tamás Sors   2008 Beijing Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
  Bronze Tamás Sors   2008 Beijing Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S9
  Bronze Tamás Sors   2008 Beijing Swimming Men's 400m freestyle S9
  Bronze Zsolt Vereczkei   2008 Beijing Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Bronze Gitta Raczko   2008 Beijing Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB5
  Bronze Pál Szekeres   2008 Beijing Wheelchair fencing Men's individual foil B
  Gold Tamás Sors   2012 London Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
  Gold Péter Pálos   2012 London Table tennis Men's individual class 11
  Silver Tamás Tóth   2012 London Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S9
  Silver Tamás Tóth   2012 London Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S9
  Silver Tamás Sors   2012 London Swimming Men's 400m freestyle S9
  Silver Zsuzsanna Krajnyak   2012 London Wheelchair fencing Women's individual épée A
  Silver Gyongyi Dani   2012 London Wheelchair fencing Women's individual foil B
  Silver Gyongyi Dani
Veronika Juhasz
Zsuzsanna Krajnyak
  2012 London Wheelchair fencing Women's team open
  Bronze Ilona Biacsi   2012 London Athletics Women's 1500m T20
  Bronze Nikolett Szabo   2012 London Judo Women's -70 kg
  Bronze Zsolt Vereczkei   2012 London Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Bronze Tamás Sors   2012 London Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S9
  Bronze Richárd Osváth   2012 London Wheelchair fencing Men's individual foil A
  Bronze Zsuzsanna Krajnyak   2012 London Wheelchair fencing Women's individual foil A
  Gold Tamás Tóth   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 100m backstroke S9
  Silver Ilona Biacsi   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's 1500m T20
  Silver Robert Suba   2016 Rio de Janeiro Paracanoeing Men's KL1
  Silver Tamás Sors   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 200m individual medley SM9
  Silver Bianka Pap   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S10
  Silver Andras Csonka   2016 Rio de Janeiro Table tennis Men's individual class 8
  Silver Richárd Osváth   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair fencing Men's foil A
  Silver Richárd Osváth   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair fencing Men's sabre A
  Silver Gyongyi Dani
Eva Hajmasi
Zsuzsanna Krajnyak
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair fencing Women's team foil
  Bronze Nandor Tunkel   2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting Men's -49 kg
  Bronze Tamás Tóth   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S9
  Bronze Zsolt Vereczkei   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S5
  Bronze Tamás Sors   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
  Bronze Zsofia Konkoly   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Women's 100m butterfly S9
  Bronze Bianka Pap   2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM10
  Bronze Péter Pálos   2016 Rio de Janeiro Table tennis Men's individual class 11
  Bronze Zsuzsanna Krajnyak   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair fencing Women's foil A
  Bronze Gyongyi Dani
Zsuzsanna Krajnyak
Amarilla Veres
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Wheelchair fencing Women's team épée

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