Hungary at the Olympics

Hungary at the
Olympics
Flag of Hungary.svg
IOC code HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website www.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
Medals
Gold
176
Silver
149
Bronze
173
Total
498
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games and every Winter Olympic Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1920 Games for its role in the World War I, and was part of the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Hungarian athletes have won a total of 491 medals at the Summer Games and 7 medals at the Winter Games, with fencing as the top medal-producing sport. Hungary has won more Olympic medals than any other existing nation that has never hosted the Games and has the second highest all time number of gold medals per capita of any nation behind only Finland.[1]

The National Olympic Committee for Hungary is the Hungarian Olympic Committee, and was created and recognized in 1895.

Medal tables

Medals by Olympic Games

Medals by sport

Youth Games medal tables

Athletes with most medals

The Hungarian athletes who won the most medals in the history of the Olympic Games are the fencer Aladár Gerevich and the gymnast Ágnes Keleti.

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

Flagbearers

Summary by sport

Aquatics

Hungary first competed in swimming at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one swimmer (Alfréd Hajós) winning gold medals in both of the events he entered. Hungary has won the fourth-most gold medals of any nation in swimming (28) and sixth-most total medals (73).

Games Swimmers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 2/4 2 0 0 2
Total 28 25 20 73
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 100 metre freestyle 23/27 1896 1896 1896 3 2 1 6 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896, 1904, 1936)
Men's 1200 metre freestyle 1/1 1896 1896 1896 1 0 0 1 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)

Athletics

Hungary first competed in athletics at the inaugural 1896 Games, with 3 athletes competing in 5 events and winning a silver and two bronze medals. The nation's first gold medal in the sport came in 1900, with Rudolf Bauer's victory in the discus throw.

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 3 5/12 0 1 2 3
1900 Paris 9 13/23 1 0 1 2
Total 10 12 18 40
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 60 metres 2/2 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 7–10 (1900)
Men's 100 metres 16/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 200 metres 14/27 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 7th (1900, 1908)
Men's 400 metres 14/28 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 7th (1928)
Men's 800 metres 16/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 110 metres hurdles 12/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 3rd (1896)[2]
Men's 200 metres hurdles 1/2 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 11th (1900)
Men's marathon 15/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's long jump 15/28 1900 1952 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1952)
Men's triple jump 12/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 4th (1896)
Men's high jump 12/28 1900 1900 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1908)
Men's pole vault 7/28 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 4th (1900)

Gymnastics

Hungary sent two gymnasts to the first Games in 1896; they did not medal.

Games Cyclists Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 2 5/8 0 0 0 0
Total 15 11 14 40
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's vault 18/24 1896 1948 N/A 0 0 2 2 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1948, 1948)
Men's pommel horse 20/24 1896 1932 1932 5 0 0 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) (5 times)
Men's rings 17/24 1896 1996 2000 1 1 0 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (2000)
Men's parallel bars 18/24 1896 1932 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1932)
Men's horizontal bar 17/24 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 4th (1932, 1948)

Tennis

Hungary first competed in tennis at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one player in the men's singles earning a bronze medal. It remains (through the 2016 Games) the only tennis medal won by Hungary.

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 1/2 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 1 1
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's singles 7/15 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)

Weightlifting

Hungary first competed in weightlifting at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one lifter competing in one event.

Games Lifters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 1/2 0 0 0 0
Total 2 9 9 20
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's two hand lift 1/2 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 6th (1896)

Wrestling

Hungary first competed in wrestling at the inaugural 1896 Games, with one wrestler competing in the open weight class event.

Games Wrestlers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
Total 19 16 19 54
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's Greco-Roman open 1/1 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 4th (1896)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Olympic Medals per Capita". Medalspercapita.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ Alajos Szokolyi is officially listed as not starting in the 1896 final, a race in which only two men appeared. Szokolyi is de facto tied for third, but is not recognized as a bronze medalist by the IOC.

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