Rudolf Bauer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRudolf (-Rezső) Ignác Boldizsár•Bauer
Used nameRudolf•Bauer
Born2 January 1879 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
Died9 November 1932 in Sósér, Bács-Kiskun (HUN)
Measurements186 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsMagyar-Óvári Gazdasági Akadémia Atlétikai Club
NOC Hungary
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Rudolf Bauer was with the Budapesti Torna Club from 1895-98, competing in track & field athletics, wresting, rowing and playing football. In 1898 Bauer began studies at the University of Budapest, but in 1899 he switched to the Magyaróvár Economic Academy, now part of Széchenyi István University in Győr. After winning the Hungarian selection tournament, Bauer was sent to Paris, where he threw 36.04 in the qualifying round. As nobody surpassed his mark during the final round, Bauer took first place. After returning from Paris, Bauer competed very rarely and, after finishing his studies at the Academy, he moved to a farm in the village of Sósér near Dunatetétlen, where he died in 1932, aged 53.

Personal Best: DT - 36.04 (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Rudolf Bauer
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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