Sándor Lumniczer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSándor•Lumniczer (-Lomniczy)
Used nameSándor•Lumniczer
Other namesSándor von Lumniczer
Born16 January 1896 in Budapest (HUN)
Died24 December 1958 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsNagykanizsai Torna Egylet, Nagykanizsa (HUN) / BTC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


In 1914, Sándor Lumniczer enrolled in the medical faculty of Pázmány Péter University, and it was at that time he took up rifle shooting and soon became adept at trap shooting. Lumniczer went on to win three World Championship and two European Championship titles. In 1915 he joined the Army and served on the Italian front at a field surgical hospital. In recognition of his services in World War I, he became a member of the Vitéz Order.

Lumniczer changed his name to Lomniczy, becoming known as Lomniczy-Lumniczer. After the War he continued his university studies and graduated in 1921 and then worked in a surgery in Budapest. From 1939-45 he was a senior surgeon at the State Hospital in Kosice. At the end of World War II, Lomniczy-Lumniczer again worked in a military hospital, before moving to Pest and became head of the surgical department of the State Hospital, where he worked until his death.

Lomniczy-Lumniczer played an active role in rebuilding trap shooting in Hungary after the World War II and participated in several championships, finishing second in the team event at the București (Bucharest) European Championships in 1955. Lomniczy-Lumniczer was still participating in international competitions in 1958, the year of his death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN Sándor Lumniczer
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) =31
Trap, Men (Olympic) DNF
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 10

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