István Prihoda

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIstván•Prihoda (-Azary)
Used nameIstván•Prihoda
Born15 November 1891 in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj (ROU)
Died22 November 1965 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


István Prihoda, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, was a member of the Hungarian shooting team at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. During World War I he was captured in Russia, but was able to escape during the February Revolution. Prihoda was awarded the State Graphic Award for his copper engravings.

In 1927, Prihoda was in a car accident that caused a fatality, for which he was sentenced to one-year in prison. From the 1930s Prihoda worked as the head of the graphic department of the Academy of Fine Arts. His copper engravings of prominent Hungarian painters were widely known.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN István Prihoda
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) DNF
Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 85
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 10

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