Antal Hajba

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAntal•Hajba
Used nameAntal•Hajba
Born16 January 1938 in Mikosszéplak, Vas (HUN)
Died5 March 2017
Measurements180 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsMagyar Honvédelmi Sportszövetség
NOC Hungary


Antal Hajba competed in Canadian doubles canoeing at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, just missing a medal with a fourth-place finish. His greatest sporting achievement came in 1966 when he won the World Championships in the Canadian singles 10,000 metre event. As a youth Hajba started in sports as a wrestler, but started in canoeing in an attempt to woo a girl who wanted to try that sport. Hajba later became a coach of canoeing in Hungary.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) HUN Antal Hajba
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Árpád Soltész 4

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