Great Olympians

Biographies - KOV


Đani Kovač

B. 1939-02-13, Fremantle, Australia, lived in Zagreb, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 1964 HP
Men's 400 metres Hurdles R1:dnf 0.00024
Men's 4x400 metres Relay SF:6th 13
13.00024


Aleksander "Aleksa" Kovačević

B. 1910-02-01, Grabovica, Croatia, then part of Hungary, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1979-08-22
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Shot Put 11th 96
96


Predrag Kovačević

represented Yugoslavia
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Architecture - Unknown Event AC 0.880
0.880


Ivan Kovachev

B. 1943-05-18, Sofia, Bulgaria; D. 2012-02
Aquatics - Water Polo
1972 HP
Men's Team 11th 32
32


Nikola Dimitrov Kovachev

B. 1934-06-04, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; D. 2009-11-26
Football (1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Team bronze QF 1567
1567


Petar (Nikolov?) Kovachev

B. 1922-07-10, represented Bulgaria
Cross-Country Skiing
1952 HP
Men's 18 km 60th 0.00000001
Men's 4x10 km Relay dnf 6.4
6.40000001


Dragan Kovačić

B. 1939-10-05, Prelošćica, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia
Basketball
1964 HP
Men's Team 7th 200
200


Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić

B. 1925-07-06, Šibenik, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2015-04-01
Aquatics - Water Polo (2 silver)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Team R2:3rd silver silver 4045.5
4045.5


Kovács Ágnes

Hungary
Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1996 2000 2004 HP
100 m Breast stroke 7th fifth 10th 1500
200 m Breast stroke bronze gold fifth 12450
200 m Individual Medley - - fourth 1600
4 x 100 m Medley Relay - 11th 13th 22.4
15572.4


Andrei Kovacs

B. 1921-11-23, Baia Mare, Romania
Alpine Skiing
1952 HP
Men's Slalom R1:77th 0.000000000004
0.000000000004


Kovács-Tóth Annamária

B. 1945-09-14, Budapest, Hungary
Athletics (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Women's Pentathlon bronze 3840
Women's 4x100 m Relay R1:5th 32.5
3872.5


Kovács Antal

B. 1972-05-28, Paks, Hungary
Judo (1 gold)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Men's Half Heavyweight (-95 kg) gold 10851.965
Men's Half Heavyweight (-100 kg) fifth R2 R1
10851.965


Kovács Attila

B. 1939-12-30, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2010-11-10
Fencing
1964 HP
Men's Sabre, Individual ElR1 65.94
Men's Sabre, Team fifth 250
315.94


Kovács Csaba

B. 1932-12-08, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2002-01-27
Rowing
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's Coxless Fours Rep:2nd 664.2
Men's Coxed Fours sixth
Men's Eights 2Rep:2nd
664.2


Kovács Dezső

B. 1903-02-25, Debrecen, Hungary; D. 1992-07-22
Polo
1936 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Kovács Edit

B. 1951-07-15, Budapest, Hungary
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 1972 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle SF:20th R1:36th 1.00064
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay fifth fourth 650
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay 8th 64
715.00064


Ernst Kovács

Olympic Competitor nr 6218

As the losing finalist, Austria was allowed to lay both Sweden and Belgium for a medal, but lost both those matches.


Kovács Ferenc

B. 1934-01-07, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2018-05-30
Football (1 bronze)
1960 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Kovács Gyula

B. 1917-08-28, Homokmégy, Hungary; D. 1986-10-11
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) fourth fourth 9th 5040
5040


Kovács Imre

B. 1921-11-26, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1996-03-09
Football (1 gold)
1952 HP
Men's Team (gold) 26.38
26.38


Iosif Kovacs

B. 1921-11-13, Timișoara, Romania; D. 2003
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team QR 0.595
0.595


Kovács István (1)

B. 1950-06-27, Nádudvar, Hungary
Freestyle Wrestling (1 bronze)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Middleweight (-82 kg) 13th 7th bronze 4478.4
4478.4


Kovács István (2)

B. 1970-08-17, Budapest, Hungary
Boxing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 HP
Flyweight (-50.8 kg) bronze 12720
Bantamweight (-53.5 kg) gold
12720


Joseph Mathias "Joe" Kovacs

B. 1989-06-28, Bethlehem, Penn., USA
Track & Field Athletics (2 silver)
2016 2021 HP
Men's Shot Put silver silver 12000
12000

The podium for the shot put in 2021 was entirely the same as in 2016, including bronze medalist Tom Walsh of New Zealand.


Kovács József (1)

B. 1911-03-14, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1990-08-18
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 400 metres Hurdles SF:5th 195
Men's 4x100 metres Relay R1:3rd 68
Men's 4x400 metres Relay sixth 160
423


Kovács József (2)

B. 1926-03-03, Nyíregyháza, Hungary; D. 1987-03-29
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:14th 0.000068
Men's 10000 metres silver 15th 4010
4010.000068


Kovács József (3)

B. 1929, Csongrád, Hungary; D. 1991
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 HP
FR Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) 9th 240
GR Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) 9th 240
480


Kovács József (4)

B. 1949-04-08, Balatonielle, Hungary
Football (1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's Team (silver) 164
164


Kovács Kálmán

B. 1911-03-03, Szeged, Hungary
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Kovács Katalin

B. 1976-02-29, Budapest, Hungary
Sprint Canoeing (3 gold, 5 silver)
2000 2004 2008 2012 HP
K1 500 m fourth 1600
K2 500 m silver gold gold silver 23400
K4 500 m silver silver silver gold 11500
36500


Kovács Lajos

B. 1936-02-22, Székesfehérvá, Hungary; D. 1997-11-08
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 800 metres QF:6th 0.364
Men's 1500 metres R1:5th 17.2
17.564


László "Leslie" Kovacs

B. 1925-12-08, represented Australia; D. 1968-11-24
Fencing
1956 HP
Men's Sabre, Team R1:4th 82
82


Miklós Kovács = Mór Kóczán

Olympic Competitor nr 3748

He competed for Czechoslovakia in 1924, so he should be classed as Slovakian, so as not to have to change nationalities


Kovács Miklós

B. 1934-04-19, Nyípazony, Hungary; D. 1977-02-05
Shooting
1956 HP
Men's Running Target fourth 2400
2400


Kovács Nándor

Olympic Competitor nr 2408


Kovács Pál

B. 1912-07-17, Debrecen, Hungary
Fencing (6 gold, 1 bronze)
1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 HP
Sabre, individual - bronze gold sixth - 15000
Sabre, team gold gold gold gold gold 16000
31000

Member of the Hungarian Sabre team that won gold at Berlin, London, Helsinki, Melbourne and Rome. He won individual gold in '52, bronze in '48. He was World sabre champion in 1937 and 1953. He later became president of the Hungarian Fencing Federation.


Kovács Tamás

B. 1943-03-20, Budapest, Hungary
Fencing (2 bronze)
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Sabre, Individual Bar2 sixth SF:5th 916.66
Men's Sabre, Team bronze bronze fourth 1848
2764.66


Kovács Zsuzsa

B. 1945-11-13, Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:23rd 0.32
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay FI:dnf 64
64.32


Kovácsi Aladár

B. 1932-12-11, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2010-04-08
Modern Pentathlon (1 gold)
1952 HP
Men's Individual 12th 50
Men's Team gold 1600
1650


Štefan Kovalčík

B. 1921-05-23, Kežmarok, Slovakia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1973-10-22
Cross-Country Skiing
1948 1952 HP
Men's 18 km 63rd dnf -
Men's 4x10 km Relay 8th 8th 128
128


Pyotr Petrovich Kovalenko

B. 1942-10-10, Sortavala, Kareliya, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1993
Ski Jumping
1964 HP
Men's Normal Hill 12th 40
Men's Large Hill 20th 1
41


Serhiy Ivanovych Kovalenko

B. 1947-08-11, Dalian, China, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2004-11-18 in Kyiv
Basketball (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
Men's Team bronze gold 4480
4480

He played for a club in Kyiv, and Kyiv is also where he died, so I shall consider him Ukrainian.


Vitaly Aleksandrovich Kovalenko

B. 1934-03-17, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Volleyball (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Vladimir Nikolayevich Kovalyov

B. 1953-02-02, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Figure Skating (1 silver)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Singles 8th silver dnf 6390
6390


Tauno Into Kovanen

B. 1917-06-20, Kuru, Finland; D. 1986-02-09
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 bronze)
1952 HP
GR Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) bronze 3840
3840


Jiří Kovář

represented Czechoslovakia
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 HP
Men's 100 metres Backstroke R1:21st 0.96
0.96


Karel Kovář

B. 1942-12-10, Třebič, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:6th 4.1
4.1


Kővári Károly

B. 1912-06-21, Wien, Austria, represented Hungary; D. 1978-04-20
Nordic Combined & Alpine Skiing
1936 1948 HP
Men's Nordic Combined dnf 0.00000064
Men's Alpine Combined 27th 46th 0.0600048
Men's Downhill 65th 0.00000000075
0.06000544075


Petr Kovářík

B. 1945-05-21, Kolín, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Shooting
1972 1976 HP
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions fourth 20th 1601
1601


Marie Kovářová

B. 1927-05-11, Luleč, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Gymnastics (1 gold)
1948 HP
Women's Team All-Around gold 3200
3200


Kövesdi Géza

Olympic Competitor nr 4458


Kövessi Margit

B. 1907-09-01, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, then part of Hungary, lived in Budapest, represented Hungary
Gymnastics
1928 HP
Women's Team Combined fourth 800
800


Kövi-Zalai Mária

B. 1924-10-20, Târgu Mureș, Romania, represented Hungary
Gymnastics (Artistic) & Rhytmic Gymnastics (2 silver, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
Women's Individual All-Around 14th 16
Women's Team All-Around silver silver 3000
Women's Floor Exercise 13th 6.4
Women's Horse Vault 9th 40
Women's Uneven Bars 12th 10
Women's Balance Beam 33rd -
Women's Team with Portable Apparatus bronze 640
3712.4


Valentyna Ivanivna Kovpan

B. 1950-02-28, Kirovohrad, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2006-05-12
Archery (1 silver)
1976 HP
Women's Individual silver 6000
6000


Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2022-07-05

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