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Egon Solymossy

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEgon•Solymossy
Used nameEgon•Solymossy
Other namesEgon Solymosi
Born18 May 1922 in Miskolc (HUN)
Died24 September 2009 in Pécs (HUN)
AffiliationsPécsi VSK, Pécs (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Competing as a pure sprinter before World War II, Solymossy gradually became better at longer distances, winning the Hungarian titles in 200 and 400 metres in 1948. He competed in the 1946 European Championships in the 200, but did not get out of the heats. He qualified for the 1952 Olympics individually and with the national relay team, but did not progress past the first round in Helsinki. After stopping active competition in 1958, Solymossy became a trainer with his club, PVSK in Pécs.

Personal Best: 400 – 48.2 (1953).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Egon Solymossy
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h3 r1/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 h2 r1/2