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Imre Szentpály

Full name: Imre Szentpály
Gender: Male
Born: November 15, 1904 in Oradea, Bihor, Romania
Died: January 24, 1987 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Magyar Polo Club, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Polo


A lieutenant in the Hungarian Army who served in the Budapest Artillery, Imre Szentpály played in all three of Hungary’s matches at the 1936 Olympics where they missed out on a medal when beaten 16-2 by Mexico in the bronze medal match. He was also a member of the Hungarian team that beat France in the final of the King’s Cup in Roma two years earlier. Two of his Olympic team-mates, [Kálmán Bartalis] and [Dezsö Kovács], were also on that team. The fourth member of that King’s Cup winning team was Gaston Hámory, who was a reserve for the 1936 Olympics. Two days after the King’s Cup win, at the same venue, the same four lost to a French team in the final of the Count Volpi di Misurata Cup.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Polo Men's Polo Hungary HUN 4

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Polo Hungary HUN Final Round Match 3/4 2 1936-08-08 MEX 16, HUN 2 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1T 1936-08-04 HUN 8, GER 8
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Polo Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 Replay 1 1936-08-06 HUN 16, GER 6
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