Gusztáv Szomjas

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGusztáv•Szomjas
Used nameGusztáv•Szomjas
Born1 October 1898 in Mezőtúr, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (HUN)
Died3 August 1959 in Tardos, Tata, Komárom-Esztergom (HUN)
AffiliationsOrszágos Magyar Galamblövő Egyesület
NOC Hungary


Gusztáv Szomjas won the national championship title in 1927 and 1930 in trap shooting. In 1924, together with his brother László, he took part at the Paris Olympic Games, where he competed in five events. His best finish was sixth in the team running target, single shot event. Gusztáv was a member of the Hungarian national team for 15 years.

He and his brother followed in their father’s footsteps, researching bird behavior. In 1923, they received an Observer Diploma from the Hungarian Ornithologic Institute, studying birds and geese. Gusztáv Szomjas moved later to Tokaj in 1950 and then to Tardosbánya in 1951.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN Gusztáv Szomjas
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) =28
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 6
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 29
Trap, Men (Olympic) =19
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 10

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