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András Balczó

Full name: András Balczó
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 16, 1938 in Kondoros, Békes, Hungary
Affiliations: Csepel SC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Related Olympians: Husband of Mónika Császár.

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

Hungarian András Balczó was the winner of a record five individual and five team titles in the modern pentathlon at the World Championships, winning the individual championship consecutively from 1963-1969 (it is not held in Olympic years). After placing fourth at the 1960 Olympics, Balczó won team gold and individual silver medals in 1968 and then, in 1972, he won the individual title and a silver medal in the team event for a total of five Olympic medals (three gold, two silver). Although the reigning world champion, he did not compete in the 1964 Games but his overall record is the greatest of any modern pentathlete. His best event was cross-country running. Balczó’s career was as a typewriter mechanic.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Hungary HUN 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Hungary HUN 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W S P TP AT
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary Final Standings 4 4,973
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary Riding 21 1,037 8:21.0 1,117 80
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary Fencing 6T 885 38
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary Shooting 35T 760 183
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary Swimming 1 1,075 3:45.0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary Running 2 1,216 13:48.0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Final Standings 2 4,953
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Riding 22 1,010 3:33 90
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Fencing 6 931 30
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Shooting 7T 934 191 0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Swimming 5T 1,054 3:45.1
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Running 2 1,024 14:07.2
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary Final Standings 1 5,412
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary Riding 17 40 2:11.9 0:07 2:18.9
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary Fencing 2 1,057 44
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary Shooting 8T 956 192
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary Swimming 25T 1,060 3:46.6
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary Running 3 1,279 12:42.6

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 14,863 4,973
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Riding 5 3,094 1,037
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Fencing 1 2,740 885
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Shooting 6 2,480 760
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Swimming 1T 3,000 1,075
1960 Summer 22 Roma Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Running 2 3,549 1,216
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 14,325 4,953 5,022
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Riding 5 2,940 1,010
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Fencing 1 3,130 931 1000
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Shooting 1 2,714 934
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Swimming 6 2,877 1,054
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Running 4 2,664 1,024
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 15,348 5,412 5,395
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Riding 10 2,975 1,060
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Fencing 2 2,820 1,057 1,040
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Shooting 2 2,736 956
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Swimming 5 3,280 1,060
1972 Summer 34 München Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Running 1 3,537 1,279