András Bodnár

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndrás•Bodnár
Used nameAndrás•Bodnár
Born9 April 1942 in Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia (UKR)
Measurements180 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsEger SE, Eger (HUN) / OSC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

András Bodnár competed at four Olympic Games, in both swimming and water polo in 1960 and 1964, and in water polo in 1968 and 1972. He won four Olympic medals in water polo, with gold in 1964, silver in 1972, and bronzes in 1960 and 1968. Bodnár also played for the Hungarian gold medalists at the inaugural World Championships in 1973. He also played on two European Championship teams, and won seven Hungarian Championships. In all, Bodnár earned 186 international caps.

Bodnár studied medicine, earning his medical degree from Budapest Semmelweis Medical University in 1968. He later served as an assistant professor of surgery at the university from 1968-85, when he was promoted to head of surgery at Frigyes Korányi Hospital. He eventually became National Public Health and Medical Office Supervisor. Bodnár also served in swimming administration, as vice-president of the water polo division of the Hungarian Swimming Federation from 1981-89. He then was President of the newly formed Hungarian Water Polo Federation from 1989-92. He was a member of the European Swimming Federation (LEN) Medical Committee and in 2004 was named a member of the Francis Field Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2017, Bodnár was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN András Bodnár
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 27
Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN András Bodnár
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) HUN András Bodnár
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 49
Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN András Bodnár
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN András Bodnár
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN András Bodnár
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver

Special Notes