Full name: IstvÃ¡n (Stefan von) DÃ©vÃ¡n
Other name(s): Å tefan DÃ©vÃ¡n
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 4, 1890 in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: April 20, 1977 in Kempten, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Sport: Nordic Combined, Athletics, Cross Country Skiing
IstvÃ¡n DÃ©vÃ¡n was one of only a few athletes who competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games before World War II. In 1912 at Stockholm he reached the semi-finals of the 200 metres and also took part in the 400 and the 4 x 400 relay.
In 1924 at Chamonix DÃ©vÃ¡n was 31st in the 18 km cross-country and also competed in Nordic combined. He became Hungarian Champion in Nordic combined in 1912, in the five-man bob in 1914, and in speed skating in 1922 over 500, 1,500, and 5K. As a track athlete DÃ©vÃ¡n was Hungarian Champion at 440 yards in 1912, and in the 400 and 800 metres in 1915. The all-around sportsman also won the 1926 national motorcycle race over 100 km. From 1945, he lived in Germany under the Germanized name Stefan von Devan and in 1953 published the âDevan Athletics Service,â a worldwide athletics newsletter.
Personal Bests: 200 â 22.3 (1912); 400 â 50.6 (1913).
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Hungary||HUN||4 h6 r2/3|
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Hungary||HUN||3 h5 r1/3|
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||Hungary||HUN||3 h3 r1/2|
|1924 Winter||33||Chamonix||Cross Country Skiing||Men's 18 kilometres||Hungary||HUN||31|
|1924 Winter||33||Chamonix||Nordic Combined||Men's Individual||Hungary||HUN||AC||DNF|
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Hungary||Semi-Finals||Heat Six||4|
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Hungary||Round One||Heat Fifteen||2||QU|
|1924 Winter||33||Chamonix||Cross Country Skiing||Hungary||Final Standings||31||1-50:20.8|
|1924 Winter||33||Chamonix||Nordic Combined||Hungary||Final Standings||AC||DNF|
|1924 Winter||33||Chamonix||Nordic Combined||Hungary||Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres||24||1-50:20||2.125|
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Hungary||Round One||Heat Five||3|
|1912 Summer||21||Stockholm||Athletics||Hungary||HUN||Round One||Heat Three||3||3:29.4|