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József Ónody

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameJózsef•Ónody
Used nameJózsef•Ónody
Born12 September 1882 in Ercsi (HUN)
Died17 April 1957 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMUE, (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary


József Ónody competed for MUE Budapest as a swimmer, cyclist and water polo player from 1897 to 1925. On July 30, 1899, he participated in the first public water polo game in Hungary. At the 1906 Olympics, he won the Olympic championship as a member of the Hungarian team in a 4x250 m relay. He also competed at the 1908 Games with less success. In 1909, he became a Hungarian champion in 100-yard swimming. Between the two World Wars he was secretary, secretary-general and managing director of MUE. He worked as a chief accountant at Postal Savings Bank.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1906 Intercalated Games Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Intercalated 6 Representing Hungary    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Intercalated DNS
  4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Intercalated Hungary 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 h5 r1/3 Representing Hungary    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 h7 r1/3
  100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic DNS