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József Munk

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameJózsef•Munk
Used nameJózsef•Munk
Other namesJosef Mikulski
Born30 November 1890 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMTK, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

József Munk started his sporting career as a footballer before turning to swimming in 1906. Two years later he competed at the London Olympics, where he was a member the Hungarian squad that won the 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay silver medal. In 1911, he was the Hungarian 100 yard champion. In addition to actively participating in competitive sport, Munk worked in the family restaurant. During World War I, Munk was captured in Russia. After the war, he did not return to Hungary, and after changing his name to Mikulszki, worked as an electrical engineer in the Soviet Union. In World War II, he was a translator for the local German command.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic AC h2 r1/3 Representing Hungary    
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic Hungary 2 Silver
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS Representing Hungary