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Mária Kövi-Zalai

Full name: Mária Kövi-Zalai (-Kocsis)
Gender: Female
Born: October 20, 1924 in Târgu Mureș, Mureş, Romania
Died: October 28, 2013 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Postás SE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Wife of Károly Kocsis.

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Mária Kövi-Zalai took up gymnastics while in high school and was on the Hungarian national team from 1946-52. Kövi-Zalai won team all-around silvers at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and team portable apparatus bronze at the 1952 Olympics. She also won silvers in team all-around at the 1949 and 1951 World Festival of Youth and Students, a precursor to the Universiade. Domestically Kövi-Zalai was the Hungarian vault and floor exercise champion in 1946 and team champion in 1949.

After finishing her sporting career, Kövi-Zalai worked as a gymnastics coach, serving as head coach of the Hungarian national gymnastics team in 1954 and later worked as the department head at a watch factory in Budapest.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 14T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Hungary HUN 13T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 9
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Hungary HUN 12T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Hungary HUN 33

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 14T 73.87 36.48 37.39

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP TP CEP OEP
1948 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 53.40
1948 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Hungary HUN Individual Standings 4T 53.40 24.70 28.70
1948 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Hungary HUN Balance Beam 12 22.35 8.00 14.35
1948 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Hungary HUN Side Horse 4T 22.15 7.80 14.35
1948 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Hungary HUN Rings 11T 8.90
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 73.87

Women's Team Portable Apparatus

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 3

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 13T 18.59 9.16 9.43

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 9 18.76 9.46 9.30

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 12T 18.62 9.26 9.36

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 33 17.90 8.60 9.30
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