Full name: Alajos (Aljoz) Szokoly (-Szokol)
Born: June 19, 1871 in Hronec, BanskÃ¡ Bystrica, Slovakia
Died: September 9, 1932 in BernecebarÃ¡ti, Pest, Hungary
Affiliations: MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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 worldâs 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 AtlÃ©tikai Club in Budapest, and later held an office with the Hungarian Athletics Federation. He also ran a small museum and art gallery in Å ahy, Slovakia until 1924. Szokoly was also an outspoken supporter of social reform in Austro-Hungary.
Personal Bests\: 100 â 11.4 (1891); 110H â 17.4 (1897); TJ â 12.48 (1896).
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