Károly Kobulszky

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameKároly (Karol)•Kobulszky
Used nameKároly•Kobulszky
Born28 September 1887 in Prešov, Prešov (SVK)
Died31 December 1970 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBPTTSE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Kobulszky began his career in 1904 with a local club called Eperjesi Torna és Vívó Egylet, where he stayed until 1910. While competing in throwing events (discus throw, shot put), he was also member of the Eperjesi TVE football team, with whom he won the first edition of the Northern District Championship of the Hungarian league (1907-08). In 1910 Kobulszky switched to Budapesti Postás SE, the club of the Hungarian Post, and in their colours he won his first Hungarian Athletics Championships title in the discus throw event.

In 1912, Kobulszky made it to the Olympics, where he finished 19th in the discus throw and 18th in the two-handed discus. From 1917-23 Kobulszky competed for MAC, during which period he achieved his best results by winning two Hungarian titles in the discus throw (1919, 1921). As a member of both the discus and shot put team of MAC, he helped them win gold at the 1919 Hungarian Championships.

Personal Best: DT – 42.67 (1921)


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Károly Kobulszky
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Károly Kobulszky
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 19
Discus Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) 18