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György Sztantics

Full name: György Sztantics
Other name(s): Đuro Stantić, Ђуро Стантић, Gjuro Stantić
Gender: Male
Born: August 19, 1878 in Subotica, Severna Bačka, Serbia
Died: July 10, 1918 in Subotica, Severna Bačka, Serbia
Affiliations: Szabadkai Sportegyesület
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

György Sztantics won the 1906 3,000 metre race walk gold after the top two finishers [Robert Wilkinson] of Great Britain and [Eugen Spiegler] of Austria were disqualified. A day before his Olympic triumph, Sztantics finished seventh and last in the 1,500 m race walk. Sztantics took up athletics in the later 1890s with Szabadkai Sportegyesület, doing a variety of events and also playing football with the club, but found his success in race walking. Besides his Olympic gold, Sztantics won the 1899 Hungarian 30 km race walk title and the 1900 Austrian 50 km race walk title. He also won the 1901 Berlin 75 km race walk. Sztantics retired from athletics after his Olympic victory and concentrated on his work as a town hall office worker in Subotica, but in 1918 died rather young due to a heart attack.

Sztantics was an ethnic Bunjevac, an ethnic group living mostly in the Bačka region of Serbia (a province of Vojvodina) and southern Hungary (Bács-Kiskun county, particularly in the Baja region). The Bunjevac speak a Serbo-Croatian dialect with Ikavian pronunciation and with certain archaic characteristics from Subotica, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,

Personal Best: 3000W – 6:49.4 (1906).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Walk Hungary HUN 7
1906 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Walk Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Hungary Final Standings 7

Men's 3,000 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Hungary Final Standings 1 15:13.2
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