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István Déván

Full name: István (Stefan von) Déván
Other name(s): Štefan Déván
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 4, 1890 in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: April 20, 1977 in Kempten, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Nordic Combined, Athletics, Cross Country Skiing

Biography

István Déván was one of only a few athletes who competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games before World War II. In 1912 at Stockholm he reached the semi-finals of the 200 metres and also took part in the 400 and the 4 x 400 relay.

In 1924 at Chamonix Déván was 31st in the 18 km cross-country and also competed in Nordic combined. He became Hungarian Champion in Nordic combined in 1912, in the five-man bob in 1914, and in speed skating in 1922 over 500, 1,500, and 5K. As a track athlete Déván was Hungarian Champion at 440 yards in 1912, and in the 400 and 800 metres in 1915. The all-around sportsman also won the 1926 national motorcycle race over 100 km. From 1945, he lived in Germany under the Germanized name Stefan von Devan and in 1953 published the “Devan Athletics Service,” a worldwide athletics newsletter.

Personal Bests: 200 – 22.3 (1912); 400 – 50.6 (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres Hungary HUN 4 h6 r2/3
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres Hungary HUN 3 h5 r1/3
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Hungary HUN 3 h3 r1/2
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Hungary HUN 31
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Nordic Combined Men's Individual Hungary HUN AC DNF

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Six 4
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Hungary Round One Heat Fifteen 2 QU

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Hungary Final Standings 31 1-50:20.8

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Nordic Combined Hungary Final Standings AC DNF
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Nordic Combined Hungary Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 24 1-50:20 2.125

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Hungary Round One Heat Five 3

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Hungary HUN Round One Heat Three 3 3:29.4
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