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István Móna

Full name: István Móna
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: September 17, 1940 in Nyíregyháza, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary
Died: July 28, 2010
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While never an individual star, István Móna was on the strong Hungarian team that dominated modern pentathlon between 1963 and 1968. Móna and his team mates András Balczó and Ferenc Török won the World Championships four times in a row, 1963, and 1965-67, topping off their streak with an Olympic gold medal in Mexico. At the Hungarian Championships, Móna never won the individual title, finishing runner-up on three occasions (1963, 1966 and 1967), but he did win four team titles. In addition, Móna also won a Hungarian title in fencing, winning the épée team title in 1970. Móna remained involved with his favorite sports: he coached both sports at a club level, and worked with the national pentathlon team in the 1990s. He also served in the Hungarian fencing federation and the Hungarian NOC.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Hungary HUN 7
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T OP W S P
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Final Standings 7 4,714
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Riding 20 1,010 3:28 90
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Fencing 1T 1,046 35
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Shooting 22T 868 188 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Swimming 23 943 4:03.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary Running 22 847 15:06.9

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 14,325 4,714 4,746
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Riding 5 2,940 1,010
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Fencing 1 3,130 1,046 1,078
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Shooting 1 2,714 868
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Swimming 6 2,877 943
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Hungary HUN Running 4 2,664 847