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Margit Korondi

Full name: Margit Korondi (Kronstein-, -Plachy, -Szalay)
Other name(s): Margaret Korondi Szalay
Gender: Female
Born: June 24, 1932 in Celje, Celje, Slovenia
Affiliations: Vasas, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Mátyás Plachy.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Margit Korondi was the daughter of a sports teacher and gymnastics coach. At the 1952 Olympics she won six medals including the gold medal on uneven bars, adding a silver in team all-around, and bronzes in balance beam, floor exercise, team portable apparatus, and the individual all-around. She missed the 1954 World Championships and was about to retire. But she returned to the 1956 Olympics where she won two more medals. After the Melbourne Games she did not return to Hungary and emigrated to the United States. Korondi married the Olympic boxer Mátyás Plachy and settled in Houston, but the couple was soon divorced. In 1964 she married the former water polo player János Szalay and settled in Los Angeles, and later in Henderson, Nevada.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 22
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 12
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Hungary HUN 25T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 16T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Hungary HUN 12
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Hungary HUN 7T

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 3 75.82 37.66 38.16
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 12 73.333 36.300 37.033

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 75.82
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 2

Women's Team Portable Apparatus

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 3 71.60
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 75.20

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 3 19.00 9.40 9.60
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 25T 18.133 9.033 9.100

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 22 18.40 9.10 9.30
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 16T 18.233 8.900 9.333

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 1 19.40 9.70 9.70
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 12 18.500 9.100 9.400

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 3 19.02 9.46 9.56
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 7T 18.466 9.266 9.200