Hungary

History

Hungary made its first Summer Olympic appearance in the inaugural 1896 Olympics and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1920 where it was banned due to its involvement in World War I and 1984 where it participated in the Soviet Union led boycott. The nation sends a large delegation to the games, topping over 150 athletes in most games. The athletes compete in a variety of sports with large numbers in athletics, canoeing, fencing, swimming and representation in one or both water polo tournaments.

Hungary has won around 500 medals and has medaled at least once at every Olympics it has participated in and has often finished in the top 10 of the medal table. Their most successful sports include fencing, canoeing, swimming, wrestling, athletics and gymnastics. Their most successful athletes are fencer Aladar Gerevich and gymnast Agnes Keleti whom both won 10 medals. Gerevich won six straight gold medals in men’s team sabre from 1932 to 1960. He also won individual sabre medals in 1936 (bronze), 1948 (gold) and 1952 (silver) and he won bronze in the team foil event in 1952. In 1952 Keleti won one gold (floor), one silver (team) and two bronze (uneven bars and team portable) medals and in 1956 she won four gold (uneven bars, balance beam, floor and team portable) and two silver (team and individual all-around) medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Hammer Throw Bence Halasz

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Shot Put Anita Marton
Women’s Hammer Throw Reka Gyuratz
Women’s Heptathlon Xenia Krizsan

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Bence Demeter
Women’s Individual Sarolta Kovacs

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Benjamin Vadnai
Women’s Laser Radial Maria Erdi
Men’s Finn Zsombor Berecz

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Istvan Peni
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Eszter Meszaros
Women’s 25m Pistol Veronika Major

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Maxim Lobanovskii
Men’s 100m Freestyle Nador Nemeth
Men’s 200m Freestyle Dominik Kozma
Kristof Milak
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Akos Kalmar
Men’s 200m Backstroke Adam Telegdy
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Csaba Szilagyi
Men’s 100m Butterfly Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Butterfly Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Laszlo Cseh
Peter Bernek
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Dominik Kozma
Kristof Milak
Peter Holoda
Nandor Nemeth
Richard Bohus
Szebasztian Szabo
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Richard Bohus
David Horvath
Sebastian Sabo
Nandor Nemeth
Men’s 10km Open Water Kristof Rasovszky

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 200m Freestyle Katinka Hosszu
Women’s 400m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 800m Freestyle Ajna Kesely
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Ajna Kesely
Boglarka Kapas
Women’s 100m Backstroke Katinka Hosszu
Women’s 200m Backstroke Katalin Burian
Katinka Hosszu
Women’s 100m Butterfly Katinka Hosszu
Women’s 200m Butterfly Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Katinka Hosszu
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Katinka Hosszu
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Ajna Kesely
Evelyn Verraszto
Zsuzsanna Jakabos
Katinka Hosszu

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Richard Bohus
Anna Sztankovics
Szebasztian Szabo
Katinka Hosszu