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István Bárány

Full name: István Bárány
Gender: Male
Born: December 20, 1907 in Eger, Heves, Hungary
Died: February 21, 1995 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Magyar Véderő Egylet Egri Sportegyesület
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

István Bárány, who earned a doctorate in law and political science, was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 1924 100 metre freestyle. Four years later, he won the silver medal in this event and was fourth in the 4 x 200 metre relay, winning another bronze medal with the Hungarian relay in 1932. In 1926 he was European champion in the 100 freestyle and in 1931 in the 400 freestyle and the 4 x 200 free relay. In addition he won three medals at the European Championships – silver in 1926 4x200 relay; silver in 1927 100 freestyle; and bronze in 1927 4x200 free relay. In 1929 he became the first European to swim the 100 metre freestyle in less than a minute. From 1957-59 Bárány was the general secretary of the Hungarian Swimming Association. He was also a national coach and a referee and wrote numerous books on the sport of swimming. In 1978 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 16 Paris Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 6 h1 r2/3
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 4
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 4 h1 r2/3
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 16 Paris Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat One 6 1:08.0
1924 Summer 16 Paris Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Six 2 QU 1:08.4
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Hungary Final 2 59.8
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:00.8
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 1:01.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat One 4 59.4
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Swimming Hungary Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:00.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Hungary HUN Final 4 9:57.0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Swimming Hungary HUN Round One Heat Three 1 QU 9:46.6
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Swimming Hungary HUN Final Standings 3 9:31.4
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