István Jankovich

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIstván Lajos János•Jankovich
Used nameIstván•Jankovich
Born17 October 1889 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
Died21 February 1974 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


István Jankovich was one of the top European sprinters in his era. He was an athlete of MAC and four times Hungarian champion (1911-12 in both 100 / 220 yards). Jankovich was the Hungarian record holder in the 100 metres, and the first Hungarian sprinter to run 100 metres in less than 11 seconds. Jankovich was a member of the Hungarian national team from 1912-14. At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics he competed in the 100 metres and the 4x100 metre relay. Jankovich graduated as a lawyer.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.8 (1912)


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN István Jankovich
100 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h4 r2/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 h2 r2/3