Zoltan Balogh

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZoltan•Balogh
Used nameZoltan•Balogh
Other namesZoltán Balogh
Born3 August 1930 in Chișineu Criș, Arad (ROU)
NOC Romania


Zoltán Balogh took up gymnastics in his youth at the School Sports Club in Oradea. He attended university where he studied biology and later earned a teaching degree, during which time he continued to compete in gymnastics for a club in Club-Napoca. He was a member of the 1952 Romanian men’s Olympic gymnastics team, finishing 170th in the indiviudual standings and seventh among his eight teammates.

In 1955, he was the national horse vault champion and won multiple other medals in various domestic competitions. Balogh later worked as a teacher at the Primary School No. 7 in Oradea until his retirement in 1992.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ROU Zoltan Balogh
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 170
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Romania 20
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =141
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =153
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =149
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 182
Rings, Men (Olympic) =114
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =144