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Hungary at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Hungary at the Olympic Games

Flag of Hungary
IOC code  HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website (Hungarian) (English)
At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 20 in 4 sports
Rank: 11
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 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.


  • Medalists 1
  • Competitors 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Fencing 4
  • Gymnastics 5
    • Artistic 5.1
  • Swimming 6
  • Notes 7




Rudolf Bauer

Hungary won a gold and a bronze medal in athletics, tying Canada for 4th place in the sport's medal leaderboard. 9 athletes competed in 13 events.

Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pál Koppán 60 metres unknown 4-5 N/A Did not advance
100 metres unknown 3 Did not advance
400 metres unknown 4 N/A Did not advance
Ernő Schubert 60 metres unknown 4-5 N/A Did not advance
100 metres unknown 3 Did not advance
200 metres unknown 4 N/A Did not advance
Zoltán Speidl 400 metres unknown 4-5 N/A Did not advance
800 metres (2:01.1) 2 Q N/A unknown 5
200 metres hurdles unknown 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Rudolf Bauer Discus throw 36.04 1 Q no better mark
Artúr Coray Shot put 11.13 7 Did not advance
Discus throw 31.00 11 Did not advance
Rezső Crettier Shot put 11.58 4 Q 12.07 4
Discus throw 33.65 5 Q no better mark 5
Lajos Gönczy High jump N/A 1.75
Jakab Kauser Pole vault N/A 3.10 4
Pál Koppán Triple jump N/A unknown 7-13
Standing triple jump N/A unknown 5-10
Ernő Schubert Long jump 6.050 9 Did not advance
Gyula Strausz Long jump 6.010 10 Did not advance
Discus throw 29.80 14 Did not advance


Hungary first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent seven fencers.

Athlete Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Repechage Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Márton Endrédi Masters épée unknown 3-6 N/A Did not advance
Masters foil unknown[1] unknown Did not advance
Masters sabre unknown unknown N/A Did not advance
Amon Ritter von Gregurich Sabre unknown 1-4 Q N/A unknown 1 Q 4–3 4
Hugó Hoch unknown 1-4 Q N/A unknown 5-8 Did not advance
Gyula Iványi unknown 1-4 Q N/A unknown 1 Q 3–4 5
Todoresku unknown 5 Q[2] N/A unknown 5-8 Did not advance

According to Herman De Wael there were two other Hungarian fencers in the masters épée competition, but they did not advance from round 1. Their names are not known.[3]



Hungary's second gymnastics appearance included a second appearance by Gyula Kakas. The nation's two gymnasts won no medals in a heavily France-dominated single event.

Athlete Event Score Rank
Gyula Kakas All-around 211 88
Gyula Katona Did not finish


Hungary continued to win a medal with each entry in a swimming event, taking three medals in 1900 to add to the two won in 1896. Halmay's medals were silver and bronze, however, whereas Hajós had taken a pair of gold medals four year earlier.

Athlete Event Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Zoltán Halmay 200 m freestyle 2:38.0 1 Q 2:31.4
1000 m freestyle 14:52.0 1 Q 15:16.4
4000 m freestyle 1:11:33.4 1 Q 1:08:55.4


  1. ^ The masters foil used jury verdicts on art and skill in the bout rather than winning or losing to advance to the second round.
  2. ^ Lécuyer withdrew after the first round, to be replaced by Todoresku. It can therefore be inferred that Todoresku was the fifth-place fencer in the same preliminary pool as Lécuyer.
  3. ^ "Fencing - Men's Épée for Masters & Open". Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
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