Olga Tass-Lemhényi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 3
Bronze 2
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameOlga•Tass-Lemhényi (Todenbier-)
Used nameOlga•Tass-Lemhényi
Other namesLemhényi Dezsőné
Born29 March 1929 in Pécs (HUN)
Died10 July 2020 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements160 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsTestnevelési Főiskola Sportegyesület/Budapesti Honvéd Sportegyesület/Vasas Sport Club
NOC Hungary

Biography

Olga Tass took up gymnastics in 1941, but had to wait until the end of World War II to begin her international career. She made her début for the Hungary at the 1948 London Olympics, where she won silver in the team all-around, the first of six medals she earned at the Games. She repeated her silver in the all-around in 1952 and 1956, and also took bronze in the team portable apparatus in 1952, and gold in that event and bronze in the horse vault in 1956. She also competed at the 1960 Rome Olympics, but did not medal. She also won gold in the team portable apparatus and silver in the team all-around at the 1954 World Championships. She also competed at the 1958 World Championships, as well as the 1957 and 1959 European Championships, without medaling.

During her career, Tass married Hungarian water polo player Dezső Lemhényi. After her retirement from active competition following the Rome Olympics, she had a lengthy career as a gymnastics trainer and coach, including a stint as the head of the French national gymnastics team during the 1960s. She has received numerous awards and distinctions for her contributions to sport in Hungary.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Olga Tass
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Olga Tass
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 11
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 7
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =16
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 17
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =6
1956 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Olga Tass-Lemhényi
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) =4
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 7
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =6
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =7
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Olga Tass-Lemhényi
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 40
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Hungary 7
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 18 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =44 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =26 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 74 r1/2

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