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Attila Takács

Full name: Attila Takács (-Takach)
Gender: Male
Born: January 19, 1929 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 24, 2011 in Los Gatos, California, United States
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Attila Tákacs competed in gymnastics for Hungary at the 1956 Olympics. Like so many Hungarian Olympians, he then defected in response to the recent Soviet crushing of the Hungarian October Revolution. He sent his fiancée, Magda, a letter through a teammate, urging her to escape and join him in the United States, which she did. They settled near Los Angeles, where Tákacs (who changed the name spelling to Takach in the US) studied electrical engineering at Southern Cal. He then worked in the aerospace industry until the mid-1970s when he moved to the Silicon Valley region, where he worked on the development of recording materials such as laser discs. Takach climbed the Matterhorn in 1974.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 24
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Hungary HUN 23T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 11T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Hungary HUN 21T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Hungary HUN 44T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Hungary HUN 23T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Hungary HUN 22T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 24 110.15 53.50 56.65

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 23T 18.40 8.40 10.00

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 11T 18.55 9.00 9.55

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 21T 18.65 9.20 9.45

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 44T 17.90 9.20 8.70

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 23T 18.20 8.90 9.30

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 22T 18.45 8.80 9.65