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Alajos Szokoly

Full name: Alajos (Aljoz) Szokoly (-Szokol)
Gender: Male
Born: June 19, 1871 in Hronec, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Died: September 9, 1932 in Bernecebaráti, Pest, Hungary
Affiliations: MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Alajos Szokoly was of Slovakian ancestry, born Aljoz Szokol, but he competed for Hungary in the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His bronze medal in the 1896 100 metres came against less than the top competition and he was hardly among the world’s top sprinters. But later in the year Szokoly defeated German Kurt Doerry in a meet in Praha, and also won the inaugural Hungarian 100 yards title.

Szokoly later worked in sports administration, mostly for his club, Magyar Atlétikai Club in Budapest, and later held an office with the Hungarian Athletics Federation. He also ran a small museum and art gallery in Šahy, Slovakia until 1924. Szokoly was also an outspoken supporter of social reform in Austro-Hungary.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.4 (1891); 110H – 17.4 (1897); TJ – 12.48 (1896).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Hungary HUN 3T Bronze
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Hungary HUN AC h1 r1/2
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's Triple Jump Hungary HUN 4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB T
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Hungary Final 3T at 4 m.
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Hungary Round One Heat One 2 QU 12 3/4

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Hungary Round One Heat One AC

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Hungary Final Standings 4 11.26
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