János Szabó

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJános•Szabó
Used nameJános•Szabó
Born3 March 1945 in Budapest (HUN)
Died15 October 2017 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements173 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsBHSE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


János Szabó was a remarkable Hungarian athlete in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Called “Bonzó” by his fellow sportsmen, Szabó won 17 Hungarian national championships and represented Hungary at the 1968 Olympics in the steeplechase. He finished his sports carrier in 1974. After his active career, Szabó worked for his former club Budapesti Honvéd.

Personal Best: 3000S – 8:42.2 (1968).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN János Szabó
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 10 h1 r1/2