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József Szécsényi

Full name: József Szécsényi
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 234 lbs (106 kg)
Born: January 10, 1932 in Szegvár, Csongrád, Hungary
Died: March 19, 2017 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Biography

József Szécsényi was a discus thrower who competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics, narrowly missing the podium, placing fourth in 1960 and fifth in 1964. Szécsényi was World University Games Champion in 1953 and finished second at that event in 1957. He competed at the European Championships three times, in 1954, 1958, and 1962, winning a bronze medal in 1954. He also won the Hungarian title in the discus nine times, in 1955-56, 1958-63, and 1965. Szécsényi set eight Hungarian records in his career, and in 1959 set the European record of 58.33 metres. He was the first Hungarian to throw over 60 metres. He later became a throwing coach and a professor of physical education.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Men's Discus Throw Hungary HUN 4
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Men's Discus Throw Hungary HUN 5

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round 4 55.79
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 4 54.58
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 5 foul 54.58
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 4 54.86 54.86
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 3 55.22 55.22
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 4 55.79 55.79
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 55.61
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 2 QU 55.52
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B 2 55.52
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 55.52
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 55.52
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round 5 57.23
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One 5 54.34
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 8 52.14 54.34
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 6 56.97 56.97
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Four 5 57.23 57.23
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Five 5 foul 57.23
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Six NP 54.66
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 10 QU 55.04
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round One 8 55.04
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Two 9 pass 55.04
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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