|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||31 December 1891 in Budapest (HUN)|
|Died||15 January 1956 in Budapest (HUN)|
|Measurements||182 cm / 76 kg|
|Affiliations||MAC, Budapest (HUN)|
Pál Simon started his sporting career as a footballer but competed as a sprinter with Magyar Atlétikai Club (MAC) from 1903. In 1908 he reached the peak of his career, when he won 22 races and established himself as the best sprinter in Central Europe. Simon won the national 100 and 220 yard titles of Hungary, the Austrian 100 yard title and the 100 and 200 metre titles in the Czechoslovakia. At the 1908 Olympics, Simon was a member of the Hungarian bronze medal-winning relay team. He successfully defended his two Hungarian sprint titles in 1909, and defeated the South African Olympic champion, Reggie Walker. Simon withdrew from active racing in 1910 and took part in the MAC leadership. After World War I, until 1922, he was in a Russian prison camp, and after returning home, continued his involvement in Hungarian athletics.
Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1908); 200 – 23.0 (1908).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||HUN||Pál Simon|
|100 metres, Men (Olympic)||2 h11 r1/3|
|200 metres, Men (Olympic)||4 h10 r1/3|
|1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic)||Hungary||3||Bronze|