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István Barta

Full name: István Barta (Berger)
Gender: Male
Born: August 13, 1895 in Álmosd, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary
Died: February 16, 1948 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: III. kerületi TVE, Budapest (HUN) / Újpesti TE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

István Barta started swimming in Budapest as a water polo player and breaststroker. In 1926 and 1926 he won national titles in the 100 breast. But greater success came as a goalkeeper in water polo, winning national championships in 1923-24, 1928, and 1930-1932. His Olympic career began with a fifth place in 1924 at Paris, winning the silver medal behind Germany at Amsterdam in 1928, and winning gold in 1932. In 1926, 1927 and 1931 he was European champion with the Hungarian team. Barta was a member of the national team for 50 international matches, even though, in the early 1930s he was the head of a large textile company, so he could not easily participate in matches abroad, which paved the way for the new upcoming goalkeeper György Bródy. At times, Barta adopted the German name Berger.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 28 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 5
1928 Summer 32 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Water Polo Men's Water Polo Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1924 Summer 28 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-15 BEL 7, HUN 2 0
1924 Summer 28 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Third-Place Tournament Match #1 1 1924-07-18 HUN 7, TCH 0 0
1924 Summer 28 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Third-Place Tournament Match #2 2 1924-07-19 SWE 4, HUN 1 0
1924 Summer 28 Paris Water Polo Hungary HUN Round One Match #2 1 1924-07-13 HUN 7, GBR 6 0
1928 Summer 32 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1928-08-10 GER 5, HUN 2 0
1928 Summer 32 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1928-08-07 HUN 5, FRA 3 0
1928 Summer 32 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1928-08-06 HUN 5, USA 0 0
1928 Summer 32 Amsterdam Water Polo Hungary HUN Round One Match #1 1 1928-08-04 HUN 14, ARG 0 0
1932 Summer 36 Los Angeles Water Polo Hungary HUN Round-Robin Match #5 1 1932-08-08 HUN 18, JPN 0 0
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