Gyula Kunszt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGyula•Kunszt (-Kaposi)
Used nameGyula•Kunszt
Born31 July 1903 in Budapest (HUN)
Died22 December 1991 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBBTE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Gyula Kunszt was a versatile athlete. He started his sports career as a track and field athlete, also won a national championship in wrestling, had a pilot’s license, and was a parachutist. He achieved his greatest success, however, in gymnastics. As a gymnast at BBTE, he won the national team championship title on the parallel bars in 1925 and 1926. In 1926 he placed second in the individual all-around and on three different apparatus, each time behind József Szalai. He took part in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics as a member of the Hungarian gymnastic team.

In 1933, he Hungarianized his name to Kaposi but was forced to end his sports career due to an injury in a wrestling competition. After completing his sports career, he worked as a coach and teacher at NTE. He was an honorary teacher of the College of Physical Education, the Benedictine Grammar School of Budapest, and - for 42 years - was an outstanding teacher of physical education at the Ferenc Toldy Secondary School.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Gyula Kunszt
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 78
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Hungary 10
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 60
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =72
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 83
Rings, Men (Olympic) =62
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =73