József Ónody

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameJózsef•Ónody (Ónodi)
Used nameJózsef•Ónody
Born13 September 1882 in Ercsi (HUN)
Died17 April 1957 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMUE, (HUN)
NOC Hungary
Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Swimming (Aquatics) HUN József Ónody
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) 6
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) DNS
4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Intercalated) Hungary 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN József Ónody
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 h5 r1/3
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 h7 r1/3
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) DNS