Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIldikó•Szendrődi-Kővári (Szeiler-)
Used nameIldikó•Szendrődi-Kővári
Born8 May 1930 in Budapest (HUN)
Died29 September 2022 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBKV Előre SC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári was the daughter of Aranka Szeiler, a gymnast who competed at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, and ski coach Nándor Szeiler. Ildikó was therefore already skiing at the age of three and had a 2½ decade-long career that lasted from 1947 through 1972. During that time, she won 102 national titles, 64 of which were individual ones, and competed twice at the Olympics – 1952 and 1964 – with a best finish of 26th in the slalom in 1964. She earned a diploma in coaching in 1958 and, for thirty years, worked as a coach and trainer, not giving up skiing entirely until the age of 82. Her husband Károly Kővári was also an Olympic alpine skier.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) HUN Ildikó Szendrődi
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 32
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 37
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 30
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) HUN Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 43
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 41
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 26

Olympic family relations