Hungary at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Hungary At The 1896 Summer Olympics

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Hungary at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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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.

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


Hungary finished in sixth position in the final medal rankings, with two gold medals and six total medals.




Results by event


The Hungarian athletes were successful in each event except the 110 metre hurdles, taking a silver, two bronzes, and a 4th place finish.


The Hungarian gymnasts were unable to win any medals.


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.


Tapavicza was defeated by Dionysios Kasdaglis in the semifinals of the singles tournament.


Tapavicza took last place in the weightlifting competition. The...
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