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Ödön Zombori

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameÖdön•Zombori (Zanich, Janicsek)
Used nameÖdön•Zombori
Born22 September 1906 in Szenta (HUN)
Died29 November 1989 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary


Ödön Zombori was almost equally successful in both wrestling styles even though he won his Olympic medals in bantamweight freestyle. He and his brother Gyula Zombori both competed at the 1932 Games in Greco-Roman and freestyle, however, in different divisions. In 1936 at his third Olympics, Ödön Zombori finally won gold. He was European Champion in 1931 and 1933, placing third in 1930. In 1948 he immigrated to Argentina, just a short time before the Communists seized power in Hungary. In 1956 at Melbourne, Zombori coached the Argentinian team. He later lived in Los Angeles but returned to Hungary in 1985.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Summer Olympics Wrestling Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 5 Representing Hungary    
1932 Summer Olympics Wrestling Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic AC Representing Hungary    
  Bantamweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver
1936 Summer Olympics Wrestling Bantamweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Hungary    

Olympic family relations


Year of birth previously listed as 1905.