Zsigmond Nagy

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZsigmond•Nagy
Used nameZsigmond•Nagy
Born27 July 1937 in Csengőd, Bács-Kiskun (HUN)
Died1 March 2010 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
Measurements180 cm / 99 kg
AffiliationsTFSE, Budapest (HUN) / MAFC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Zsigmond Nagy was a shot putter who competed in 24 internationals for Hungary from 1959-66. In addition to his two Olympic appearances, Nagy was fifth at the 1962 European Championships. At the Universiade, he won the shot in 1963, was second in 1959, third in 1961, and fourth in 1965. Nagy was Hungarian champion in 1961-62 and was world-ranked from 1961-64 (1961-10th, 1962-7th, 1963-8th, 1964-9th). He set four national records and was the first Hungarian to surpass 18 metres. After his competitive career he became a well-respected coach.

Personal Bests: SP – 19.16 (1962); DT – 52.49 (1962).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Zsigmond Nagy
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 14
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Zsigmond Nagy
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 5

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