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Olga Gyarmati

Full name: Olga Gyarmati (-Várkonyi, -Aczél)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: October 5, 1924 in Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary
Died: October 27, 2013 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Vasas, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Olga Gyarmati was Hungary’s second female Olympic champion in athletics (after Ibolya Csák), winning the 1948 long jump gold medal. She is considered, many years later, as Hungary’s greatest female athlete, also winning two golds medals at the Universiade – the 1949 long jump and 1951 200 metres, adding four silvers and two bronzes at the Universiade in 1949 and 1951. Gyarmati won 31 national titles in Hungary, earning an additional four silvers and four bronzes. Her individual victories included three at 100 m (1941, 1949, 1951), two at 200 m (1951-52), seven in the 80 metre hurdles (1948-49, 51-55), two in the high jump (1942, 1949), eight in the long jump (1948-49 and 1951-56), and two in the pentathlon (1950, 1955). In addition, she won several national relay titles and three team titles, one each in the high jump, long jump, and shot put.

After the 1956 Olympics, Gyarmati left Hungary, as did many Hungarian athletes in response to the Soviet invasion of their country. She first settled in England and became a British citizen. She married Hungarian writer Támas Aczel, and they later lived in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the United States.

Personal Bests\\\: 100 – 11.9 (1951); 200 – 24.8 (1951); HJ – 1.60 (1950); LJ – 6.23 (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Women's High Jump Hungary HUN 17T
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Women's Long Jump Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Women's 200 metres Hungary HUN 5 h3 r1/3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Hungary HUN AC h2 r1/2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Women's Long Jump Hungary HUN 10
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Women's Long Jump Hungary HUN 11

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Round One Heat Three 5 25.5 25.77

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary HUN Round One Heat Two AC DQ [48.5]

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Hungary Final Standings 17T 1.40

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Hungary Final Round 1 OR 5.695
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 7 QU 5.430
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Final Round 10 5.67
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 12 5.48
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 7 5.67 5.67
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three NP 5.60 5.67
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 14 QU 5.50
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A 6 5.50
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 3 5.50
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 4 5.50 pass
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Hungary Final Round 11 5.66
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 11 5.66
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 5 5.45 5.89 5.45
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 5 5.63 5.89 5.63
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 10 QU 5.76w