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László Beleznai

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLászló•Beleznai (Breslmayer-)
Used nameLászló•Beleznai
Born16 November 1892 in Budapest (HUN)
Died23 March 1953 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMAFC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

Between 1905-24, László Beleznai was a swimmer and a water polo player with MAFC. In 1912, he was the Hungarian 100-yard freestyle champion with a time of 58.6 seconds. In 1911 and 1912, he was a member of the 4x100m freestyle relay national championship-winning team. In 1910 and 1912, Beleznai was the Austrian 100- and 200-metre freestyle champion, and in the latter year broke the 100m national record in 1:05.4. From 1912-24, he played seven times with the national water polo team. He was a member of the Hungarian Swimming Federation (MUSZ) from 1918 and the following year became a member of the first water polo referee examining committee. Following the death of Béla Komjádi, Beleznai served as coach of the national water polo team (1934-36). In this period, the Hungary won the 1936 Berlin Olympic gold medal. In 1929-30, Beleznai was the executive vice-president of MUSZ, and from 1929-47, was a member of the Board of the International Swimming Federation Association (FINA). In 1947-48 he was appointed co-president of MUSZ.

Personal Best: 1:05.4 (100m freestyle)

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 1 h1 r1/4 Representing Hungary    
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic Hungary 2 h1 r1/2
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Hungary =5