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István Donogán

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameIstván•Donogán (-Baráti)
Used nameIstván•Donogán
Born13 December 1897 in Senta (SRB)
Died25 November 1966 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements186 cm / 98 kg
AffiliationsSzegedi TK, Szeged (HUN) / MAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

From 1924 István Donogán was an athlete of Szegedi TK, or a short time of BTC in 1929, and finally settled at MAC. He competed both in discus throwing and shot putting, but achieved his most outstanding results in discus throwing. Between 1926-1937 he competed for the Hungarian national team twenty-six times and was a team member at two Summer Olympics. Donogán did not reach the finals in Amsterdam in 1928 but improved to finish fifth in Los Angeles in 1932. At the first European Championships in Turin, he won a bronze medal in discus throwing, making him the first Hungarian European Championship medalist in athletics. Donogán was two-time Hungarian Champion (1931, 1935). His best result - 48.86 meters - was thrown at the age of thirty-seven in 1934. He retired from the national team in 1937 and then from active sports in 1938. After completing his career he worked as a coach. By career, he was a police officer.

Personal Best: DT – 48.86 (1934).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN István Donogán
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 17 r1/2
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN István Donogán
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 5
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN István Donogán
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS

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