Great Olympians

Biographies - SZE


Szebeny Antal

Olympic Competitor nr 4636


Szebeny György

Olympic Competitor nr 6795


Szebeny István

Olympic Competitor nr 6796


Szebeny Miklós

Olympic Competitor nr 6797


Széchy László

B. 1891-11-18, Arad, Romania, then part of Hungary, lived in Budapest, represented Hungary; D. 1963-12-19
Fencing (1 silver)
1924 HP
Men's Sabre, Team (silver) 400
400


Szécsényi József

B. 1932-01-10, Szegvár, Hungary; D. 2017-03-19
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 1964 HP
Men's Discus Throw fourth fifth 3900
3900


Szécsi Zoltán

B. 1977-12-22, Budapest, Hungary
Water Polo (3 gold)
2000 2004 2008 2012 HP
Men's Team gold gold gold fifth 20200
20200

Winner of the Waterpolo at Sydney, Athina and Beijing


Szegedi Károly

B. 1953-06-21, Újfehértó, Hungary; D. 1978-07-25
Canoeing - Sprint Canadian
1976 HP
Men's Canadian Singles 500 metres sixth 640
640


Szegedy Géza

Olympic Competitor nr 3066


Szeiler Aranka

from Budapest, represented Hungary
Gymnastics
1928 HP
Women's Team Combined fourth 800
800


Maria Szekeli

B. 1941-08-25, Târgu Mures, Romania
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Women's Kayak Doubles 500 metres sixth 480
480


Székely András

B. 1909-03-05, Tatabánya, Hungary; D. 1943-01-25
Swimming
1932 HP
Men's 100m Freestyle SF:5th 160
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay bronze 640
800


Székely Éva

B. 1927-04-03, Budapest, Hungary
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
1948 1952 1956 HP
200 m Breaststroke fourth gold silver 22500
400 m Free-style - sixth - 640
4x100 m Free-style Relay fifth - - 250
23390

In 1952, the definition of breaststroke was such that the arms had to move in parallel. Éva Székely was the first to use the butterfly stroke when she won the gold at Helsinki. By 1956, the definition had changed and the butterfly was a medal discipline of its own.
She was the wife of Gyarmati Dezsö. Their daughter Andrea won silver in backstroke and bronze in butterfly in '72, and then married Mihaly Hesz, gold in K1 in '68, silver in '64. Gyarmati and Szekely emigrated for a short while to the US, but returned to Hungary.


Székely Ripszima

B. 1936-07-12, Budapest, Hungary
Aquatics - Swimming
1956 HP
Women's 400 metres Freestyle fifth 1000
1000


Székely Tamás

B. 1923-04-29, from Budapest, represented Hungary
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Men's Downhill 52nd 0.0000003
Men's Combined 35th 0.00075
Men's Slalom 35th 0.001
0.0017503


Székelyhidy Tibor

B. 1904-02-20, Cluj, Romania, then part of Hungary, represented Hungary; D. 1989-11-21
Fencing
1936 HP
Men's Épée, Team R1:3rd 0.936
0.936


Szekeres Béla

B. 1933, Budapest, Hungary
Cycling - Track
1952 HP
Men's Sprint sixth 960
960


Székeres Béla

B. 1938-01-11, Hajdüböszörmény, Hungary; D. 2000-02-24
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:dnf 0.0000033
0.0000033


Szekeres Ferenc

B. 1947-03-21, Abony, Hungary
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Marathon 33rd 12th 60.00384
60.00384


Szekeres Ildikó

B. 1955-07-21, Pécs, Hungary
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Backstroke 31st -2.64
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay 12th 10
10.0064


Szekfý László

B. 1905-11-16, Somogy, Hungary; D. 1977-12-17
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1932 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-56  kg) sixth 960
960


Szekrényessy Attila

B. 1913-01-20, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1995-01-21
Figure Skating
1936 HP
Mixed Pairs fourth 2000
2000

He competed with his sister:


Szekrényessy Piroska

B. 1916-05-01, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1990-10-30
Figure Skating
1936 HP
Mixed Pairs fourth 2000
2000


Széles János

B. 1909, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1981
Boxing
1928 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-53.5 kg) QF 861
861


Stefan Szelestowski

B. 1900-11-11, Warszawa, Poland, then part of Russia; D. 1987-10-07
Athletics & Modern Pentathlon
1924 1928 HP
Men's 5000 m R1:9th 0.068
Men's 3000 m Team R1:5th 40
Men's Individual Modern Pentathlon 26th 0.096
40.164


Szelky Ottó

B. 1894, from Budapest, represented Hungary; D. 1929
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) R3 136.5
136.5


Szemere László

Olympic Competitor nr 2481


Kazimierz Włodzimierz Szempliński

B. 1899-01-07, Warszawa, Poland, then part of Russia; D. 1971-02-12
Fencing
1936 HP
Men's Épée, Team SF:4th 82
82


Aleksander Szenajch

B. 1904-08-26, Warszawa, Poland, then part of Russia; D. 1987-06-05
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 100 m R1:4th 0.000000072
Men's 200 m R1:4th 0.00000012
0.000000192


Karol Szenajch

B. 1907-02-11, Warszawa, Poland, then part of Russia
Ice Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team Qu:3rd 86
86


Szendeffy István

B. 1899, Budapest, Hungary
Rowing
1924 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:3rd 300
300


Szendey Antal

B. 1915-03-07, Pestszenterzsébet, Hungary; D. 1994-05-06
Rowing
1936 1948 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs bronze 4070
Men's Eights fifth
4070


Szendey Béla

B. 1902-10-05, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1966-10-29
Rowing
1924 1928 HP
Men's Double Sculls R1:3rd 1412
Men's Single Sculls R2
1412


Szendrődi Ildikó

competed in 1964 as

Szendrődi-Kővári Ildikó

B. 1930-05-08, Budapest, Hungary
Alpine Skiing
1952 1956 1960 1964 HP
Women's Downhill 32nd 43rd 0.0040256
Women's Giant Slalom 37th 41st 0.000464
Women's Slalom 30th 26th 0.074
0.0784896


Szente András

B. 1939-12-10, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2012-09-14
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (2 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 4x500 metres Relay silver 1000
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres silver 2000
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres fourth 800
3800


Szenteleki-Ligetkuti Sára

B. 1945-04-20, Sárvár, Hungary
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's 1500 metres R1:24th 0.16
0.16


Szentgáli Lajos

B. 1932-06-07, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2005-11-02
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 1956 HP
Men's 800 metres SF:5th 130
Men's 4x400m Relay R1:3rd 68
198


Szentgróthy László

Olympic Competitor nr 5633


Szentirmay István

B. 1949-07-19, Szeged, Hungary
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 1972 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle R1:26th 0.064
Men's 100 metres Butterfly R1:29th SF:14th 16.016
Men's 200 metres Individual Medley R1:17th 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay R1:9th 40
Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay R1:11th 8th 80
140.08


Antal Szentmihályi

B. 1939-06-13, Győr, Hungary
Football (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200

He was also on the team in 1960, but did not play.


Szentpály Imre

B. 1904-11-15, Oradea, now in Romania, represented Hungary; D. 1987-01-24
Polo
1936 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Szepes Béla

originally called

Vojtech Strauch

B. 1903-09-05, Košice, Slovakia, then part of Hungary, represented Hungary; D. 1986-06-20
Cross-Country Skiing & Nordic Combined& Athletics (1 silver)
1924 1928 HP
Men's 18 km dnf 0.000064
Men's Nordic Combined dnf 0.015
Men's Javelin Throw silver 6000
6000.015064


Szepes Gyula

B. 1899-08-18, Košice, Slovakia, then part of Hungary, represented Hungary; D. 1985-03-02
Cross-Country Skiing & Nordic Combined
1928 HP
Men's 18 km dnf 0.0000016
Men's Nordic Combined dnf 0.0015
0.0015016


Szepesi Ádám

B. 1945-04-12, Békéscsaba, Hungary
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's High Jump fifth 1500
1500


Szepesi Gusztáv

B. 1939-07-17, Miskolc, Hungary; D. 1987-06-02
Football (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Szepesi Ottmár

B. 1901-12-22, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1965-08-24
Equestrianism - Jumping
1936 HP
Jumping, Individual 33rd 0.0032
Jumping, Team dnf 0.64
0.6432


Széplaki Pál

B. 1945-02-03, Budapest, Hungary
Equestrianism - Jumping
1972 HP
Jumping, Individual 47th -5.50
0.000005


Szerelemhegyi Ervin

Olympic Competitor nr 5541


Szerényi János

B. 1938-08-21, Baja, Hungary
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 10000 metres 20th 1
1


Written 2002-10-29 - last modified 2022-08-06

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