Rezső Velez

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRezső•Velez
Used nameRezső•Velez
Born31 August 1887 in Komárno, Nitra (SVK)
Died15 May 1971 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBEAC, MTK
NOC Hungary


Rezső Velez started to compete in sport shooting in 1908, and won his first national title in 1911. In 1912, he won the national qualifying competition for the Olympics, where he competed in four events, with a best result of seventh. He qualified for the Olympics again in 1924 where he competed in seven events, finishing sixth in the team running target, single shot event.

During his sporting career, Velez was secretary-general of the National Shooting Federation. He resigned from office in 1925. As a mechanical engineer he graduated from the Budapest Technical University and was the head of Phillips’s Hungarian company from the 1920s. He was also appointed as a government consultant in 1928.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN Rezső Velez
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 72
Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) 73
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 10
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN Rezső Velez
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 31
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) =35
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary DNF
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) =47
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) =10
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 6
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) DNF