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Alajos Kenyéry

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlajos László József•Kenyéry (Kronberg-)
Used nameAlajos•Kenyéry
Born13 May 1894 in Budapest (HUN)
Died9 November 1955 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Measurements170 cm
AffiliationsMAFC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Alajos Kenyery (Kronberg) competed in swimming at the early age of 13, first in the colors of MTK and MÚE, and then MAFC from 1909 onwards until the end of his career. In 1912, he broke the world record in the 400 freestyle. Kenyery participated at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

In 1912, MAFC and Kenyéry’s mother founded the Kronberg trophy, which he won several times but unfortunately World War I interrupted his sports career. In the early 1920s, however, he returned to sport and took up where he had stopped. He won five Hungarian championships in freestyle disciplines and broke the national record in the 50 and 100 metre freestyles in 1922. After finishing his sports career, Kenyery worked as an insurance secretary and entered the management of the Hungarian Swimming Federation.

Personal Bests: 100 freestyle – 1:04.0 (1922); 400 freestyle – 5:29.0 (1912).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN Alajos Kenyéry
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC h3 r1/4
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 h3 r1/3
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 h1 r1/2

Special Notes

Errata

Some sources mention 21.09.1892 as his DOB