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Sándor Ivády

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSándor•Ivády
Used nameSándor•Ivády
Born1 May 1903 in Budapest (HUN)
Died21 December 1998 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Measurements185 cm
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Sándor Ivády won a silver medal with Hungary after losing the final to Germany at Amsterdam in 1928. In 1932 the team defeated Germany to win the gold medal. He was also a substitute at the 1924 Olympics, and in 1931 and 1934 was a member of European Championship teams. From 1924 until the end of his career Ivády played 67 international matches for Hungary, with his only Hungarian Championship coming in 1928. A shoulder injury ended his active career.

Ivády held a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Szeged and worked for various banks. From 1933-45 he was an employee of the Ministry of Agriculture. From 1937-39 he was coach of the national team leading the team to a European title. After World War II he was interned in Kistarcsa and Recsk. Starting in 1956 he lived in Wien (Vienna) and worked as a coach and in various unskilled jobs. His father, Béla was a well-known politician and minister in Hungary.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Sándor Ivády
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver
1932 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) HUN Sándor Ivády
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

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