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József Kovács

Full name: József Kovács
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 14, 1911 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 18, 1990 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: BBTE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Biography

József Kovács had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1934 European Championships 110 metres Hurdles, 2nd in the 1934 European Championships 4×100 metres Relay (with József Sír, Gyula Gyenes, and the non-Olympian László Forgács), 2nd in the 1938 European Championships 400 metres Hurdles. In the 1934 European Championships 200 metres Kovács finished fourth.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1934); 400 – 47.7 (1937); 400H – 52.9 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Hungary HUN 5 h2 r2/3
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Hungary HUN 3 h2 r1/2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Hungary HUN 6

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 54.0
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Hungary Round One Heat One 1 QU 53.7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Hungary HUN Round One Heat Two 3 42.0

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Hungary HUN Final 6 3:14.8 47,9
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Hungary HUN Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:17.0