Nándor Kovács

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameNándor•Kovács (Kováts)
Used nameNándor•Kovács
Born16 May 1881 in Budapest (HUN)
Died4 January 1945 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBBTE, Budapest (HUN) / Ferencvárosi TC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Nándor Kovács began his sporting career as an athlete and gymnast at BBTE in 1898. He won eight Hungarian championships in hurdles. He attended three Olympic Games: in 1906 in gymnastics and athletics, and in 1908 and 1912 in athletics only. After the Stockholm Olympics, he gave up his sporting carrier and became a professional trainer for the MTK. In 1921, he got back his amateur status and started to compete again until the age of 45. His won his last Hungarian championship title in 1923, at age 43.

Personal Bests: 110H – 16.2y (1911); 400H – 63.6 (1908); LJ – 6.75 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics HUN Nándor Kovács
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Intercalated) AC h1 r1/2
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) HUN Nándor Kovács
Team All-Around, Men (Intercalated) Hungary 6
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Nándor Kovács
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h10 r1/3
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r2/3
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Nándor Kovács
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 26
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS