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István Bethlen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIstván•Bethlen, Jr.
Used nameIstván•Bethlen
Born8 March 1904 in Budapest (HUN)
Died6 February 1982 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
AffiliationsMagyar Polo Club, Budapest (HUN)
Title(s)Count Bethlen de Bethlen
NOC Hungary


István Bethlen was the son of the former Prime Minister of Hungary who held office from 1921 to 1931. His father, also called István, was a keen polo player and father and son often played on the same team. István Jr. played in the drawn game (8-8) against Germany at the 1936 Olympics and then the replay, and bronze medal match against Mexico, which ended in 16-6 and 16-2 defeats respectively.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Polo HUN István Bethlen
Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 4

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