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László Szomjas

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLászló Ferenc•Szomjas
Used nameLászló•Szomjas
Born31 May 1904 in Tiszalök (HUN)
Died31 May 1991
AffiliationsOrszágos Magyar Galamblövő Egyesület
NOC Hungary


Along with his brother Gusztáv, László Szomjas competed in shooting at the 1924 Paris Olympics, competing in three events. His best finish was sixth in the team running target, single shot event.

He and his brother followed in their father’s footsteps, researching bird behavior. In 1923, they received an Observer Diploma from the Hungarian Ornithologic Institute, studying birds and geese. After World War II László Szomjas was banned from his profession due to political reasons. In 1962 he became a professional hunter in Gombáspuszta. In the summer of 1968, he became very ill from a tick-borne cerebral inflammation. After a slow recovery, he continued to correspond with his associates concerning ornithology research.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN László Szomjas
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 6
Trap, Men (Olympic) =19
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 10

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