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Alfréd Hajós

Full name: Alfréd (Arnold-) Hajós (Guttmann-)
Gender: Male
Born: February 1, 1878 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 12, 1955 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapesti Torna Club/Edison KE
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Art Competitions, Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Henrik Hajós.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

As a 13-year-old boy, Arnold Guttmann saw his father drown in the Danube, after which he felt the urge to become a good swimmer. With the growing Hungarian nationalism and the impending 1000-year existence of the country, he changed his surname to Hajós ("sailor"). At age 17, he won the European Championships in the 100 m freestyle held in Vienna (1895), and added the Austro-Hungarian title the next day. Hajós was selected for the Hungarian team for the first Olympics in Athens, where he hoped to swim all events. Because of the tight schedule, he could only compete in the 100 and 1200 m freestyle, but won both races. Hajós retained his European title several months later, although not after his compatriot Gräfl had been disqualified. He placed fifth at the 1897 European Championships, after which he gave more attention to other sports. He won a number of Hungarian track and field titles, in events as varied as the discus throw and the hurldes. He also played football, winning the Hungarian title and playing on the national team. He was coach of the Hungarian squad between 1906 and 1908.

Hajós won another Olympic medal in 1924, in the art contests. An architect by trade, his design for a stadium, co-designed by former tennis player Dezső Lauber, won a silver medal. Outside of this competition, he designed many sports facilities too. Among the best known are Budapest's swimming stadium (which hosted the 2006 European Championships), and the [Újpest FC] stadium.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 18 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1896 Summer 18 Athina Swimming Men's 1,200 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1924 Summer 46 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Architecture Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs Hungary HUN AC
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event Hungary HUN AC

Mixed Architecture

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 46 Paris Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings 2

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC Plans de Stades, d'une Académie de Sport et d'un Stade de natation

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 18 Athina Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 1:22.2

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Art Competitions Hungary Final Standings AC 17 Exhibits of the Swimming Pool on the St. Margaret Island

Men's 1,200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 18 Athina Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 18:22.2