Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Hungary  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Hungary, with photos when available. These are the best Hungarian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Hungarian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Hungarian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Hungary is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Examples of athletes on this list include Matyas Holló and Alpár Jegenyés.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Hungarian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Hungary?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Hungary Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Hungary.
László Cseh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Hungary
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László Cseh


László Cseh is a Hungarian five-time Olympic medalist swimmer. He is a 28-time European Champion. ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 200m individual medley, Men's 200m butterfly, Men's 400m individual medley

Olympic Country: Hungary

Date Of Birth: 1985-12-03

Place Of Birth: Halásztelek, Hungary, Earth, Europe, Central Europe, + more

Olympic Sport: Swimming

Nationality: Hungary

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre individual medley, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre butterfly, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre individual medley, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre individual medley

Weight: 82.0

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Bronze medal

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József Navarrete


József Navarrete is a Hungarian fencer, who won a silver medal in the team sabre competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta together with Bence Szabó and Csaba Köves. ...more

Olympic Country: Hungary

Date Of Birth: 1965-12-16

Place Of Birth: Santa Clara, Cuba, Villa Clara Province, Earth, Latin America, + more

Olympic Sport: Fencing

Nationality: Hungary

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Fencing at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's Sabre Team

Weight: 68.0

Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Péter Rusorán is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Hungary
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Péter Rusorán


Péter Rusorán was a Hungarian swimmer, water polo player and later water polo coach. As a player, he won the Olympic Games gold medal in 1964 and the bronze in 1960 and also obtained the Universiade title in 1965. As a coach, Rusorán won a number of national league titles both in Hungary and abroad ...more

Olympic Country: Hungary

Date Of Birth: 1940-04-11

Place Of Birth: Budapest, Hungary, Europe, Earth, Central Europe, + more

Olympic Sport: Water polo

Nationality: Hungary

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Water polo

Olympic Medalist Games: 1960 Summer Olympics, 1964 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1964 Summer Olympics, 1960 Summer Olympics

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Zoltán Kövágó is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Hungary
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Zoltán Kövágó


Zoltán Kővágó is a Hungarian discus thrower. At the 2004 Olympic Games he initially won the bronze medal, but was promoted to silver when countryfellow Róbert Fazekas was disqualified following a doping rule violation. He himself is currently serving a competition ban for evading doping testing. The ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 25m rapid fire pistol, Men's Discus throw

Olympic Country: Hungary

Date Of Birth: 1979-04-10

Place Of Birth: Szolnok, Hungary, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Earth, Europe, + more

Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics, Shooting sports

Nationality: Hungary

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Shooting at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol, Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Silver medal

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