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Angéla Németh-Ránky

Full name: Angéla Németh-Ránky
Other name(s): Ránky Mátyásné
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 18, 1946 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 5, 2014 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: TFSE, Budapest (HUN) / BEAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Angéla Németh-Ránky won the 1968 Olympic javelin title, and in 1969 added the European Championship. She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year in 1968 and 1969, and was world ranked #1 in both years. She ranked #4 world-wide in 1971, after a year out having a baby. She won three Hungarian titles (1968-69, 1971), adding a silver in 1967, and bronze in 1965. Her first love was basketball and she competed as an international with the Hungarian team, but it was not an Olympic sports during her athletic career. She continued to compete in basketball, however, after 1972 when she stopped competing with the javelin.

Németh-Ránky earned a teaching degree from the Eötvös Loránd University and later became a physical education teacher, serving as head of the department in 1990. She was later a member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, and the National Council of Physical Education and Sport.

Personal Best\: JT – 60.58 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Hungary HUN 13 QR

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Standings 1 60.36
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 2 57.66
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 1 60.36 60.36
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 1 55.56 60.36
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 1 57.54 60.36
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 1 foul 60.36
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 53,30
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 13 53.48
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round One 11 53.48
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Two 13 foul 53.48
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Three NP 51.40
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