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Ágnes Bánfai

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameÁgnes•Bánfai
Used nameÁgnes•Bánfai
Born8 June 1947 in Budapest (HUN)
Died20 August 2020 in Kismaros (HUN)
Measurements159 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsBudapesti Spartacus SC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Ágnes Bánfai started gymnastics at the age of 13 in the Central Sportschool, before joining Bp. Spartacus at the age of 17, and at the same time she became a member of the Hungarian national team. Between 1967-70, she won the national individual all-round title four years in a row. Bánfai won a total of 10 national titles. She was a member of the women’s gymnastics team that finished fifth at the 1968 Olympics, and individually she placed 10th on the beam. Unfortunately she missed out on a second Olympic appearance in 1972 after fracturing a metatarsal a week before the München Games.

As a member of the Hungarian team, Bánfai competed at three World Championships. After finishing fifth in 1966 and sixth in 1970, she won the bronze medal in 1974. Her sixth place on the uneven bars at the 1967 European Championships was her best individual result in international competition. After ending her competitive career, Bánfai worked as a teacher at the Acrobatforming Vocational School. Her husband Tibor Pézsa was an Olympic fencing sabre champion.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Ágnes Bánfai
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 14
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Hungary 5
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =20 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =24 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =17 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =10 r1/2

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