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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

Biography

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.

Results

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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