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Lajos Balogh

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLajos•Balogh
Used nameLajos•Balogh
Born10 May 1903 in Budapest (HUN)
Died9 October 1986 in Csákvár (HUN)
AffiliationsMAFC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Lajos Balogh was an athlete of MAFC from 1922-1936, and MAC from 1937-1944. He competed in sprints, long jump and decathlon. In 1928 he participated in the long jump at the Amsterdam Olympics. Between 1928 and 1933 he was four time Hungarian champion in long jump and in the same discipline he finished 3rd in the World Student Games in 1928 and 2nd in 1930, when he was also a member of the bronze medal winning 4x100 m relay team. In the long jump he broke the national record two times with 7.43m in 1929 and 7.49m in 1933. In 1946 he became the president of the Hungarian Athletic Association and from 1954 he was a member of the Physical Education Scientific Council, and between 1956-1963 the Physical Education College.

Balogh graduated in 1931 with a degree in mechanical engineering and was also qualified as an athletic trainer. As an engineer he focused on the design and construction of sports facilities including the Népstadion training ground (1951-1954), the Budapest Honvéd Sports Park (1952-1953) and the sport centers of Budapesti Építők and MAFC (1954-56). As a coach, he studied the biomechanics of sports movements, with his most famous pupil being Ibolya Csák, a high-jumping Olympic champion.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.49 (1933)

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Lajos Balogh
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 23 r1/2

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