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Ibolya Csák

Full name: Ibolya Csák (-Kádár)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: January 6, 1915 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 10, 2006 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: NTE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Starting out as a gymnast, Ibolya Csák was one the best female high jumpers of the 1930s. In 1936, she won the Olympic gold, although she would have placed second by modern-day rules. Together with [Dorothy Odam] and Elfriede Kaun, Csák had cleared 1.60 (in two tries, compared to one for Odam) and failed at 1.62. In the tie-breaker for the medals, Csák was the only to clear 1.62, taking home the gold. Two years later, Csák would win her second international title in an even more unusual fashion. She originally placed second at the European Championships behind Germany's Dora Ratjen, who, on the ride home after victory, was uncovered as a man (though raised as a girl) and subsequently disqualified. Csák retired from sports in 1939, having won seven consecutive Hungarian titles in the high jump (1933-39) as well as two in the long jump (1937, 1939). She later worked for the Hungarian Banknote Printing Corporation as a receptionist.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.64 (1938); LJ – 5.35 (1939).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Women's High Jump Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Standings 1 1.60
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.30 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.55 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.58 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.60 metres 1T xo
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Round 1.62 metres 1 xxx
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Jump-Off 1 1.62
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Hungary Final Jump-Off 1.62 metres 1 o
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