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Frigyes Wiesner-Mezei

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrigyes Lajos•Wiesner-Mezei (Wieszner)
Used nameFrigyes•Wiesner-Mezei
Other namesFrigyes Mezei Wiesner
Born26 September 1887 in Mór (HUN)
Died27 March 1938 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBEAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Frigyes Wiesner started his sporting career at BEAC in 1907, and used his “Magyarized” name Mezei. Between 1910-14, he won four Hungarian championships at 220 and 440 yards, and broke the national record several times at various distances. He was also a member of the Hungarian relay team at the 1908 Olympics. In 1913, he set the world record of 36.4 seconds for the 300 metres. Wiesner graduated from the Budapest Fine Arts College, and after retiring from competitive athletics, worked as a teacher of art in Budapest, and exhibited his paintings at various galleries around Budapest.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.3 (1908); 200 – 22.5 (1912); 400 – 49.7y (1913).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Frigyes Wiesner-Mezei
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h14 r1/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h6 r1/3
1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Frigyes Wiesner-Mezei
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r2/3
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r2/3
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 h3 r1/2
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS