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János Wenk

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJános•Wenk (Venk)
Used nameJános•Wenk
Other namesJán Wenk
Born24 April 1894 in Čadca (SVK)
Died17 October 1962 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsFerencvárosi TC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary


János Wenk started to compete at the age of 13 as a breaststoker but was later more successful in water polo. As a member of FTC, he became a 12-time Hungarian champion in water polo. Wenk also played in the first ever game of the Hungarian national team at the Stockholm Olympics. Between 1912-27, Wenk earned 37 international caps. During this time, he was European Champion twice (1926-27) and finished fifth at two Olympics, in 1912 and 1924. He also won five Hungarian titles in swimming. After finishing his sports career, Wenk worked as a social security officer.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic AC h2 r1/3 Representing Hungary    
  200 metres Breaststroke, Men Olympic DNS
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Hungary =5
1924 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Hungary 5 Representing Hungary    

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