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Ferenc Szobota

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFerenc (František-)•Szobota
Used nameFerenc•Szobota
Born30 August 1891 in Košice (SVK)
Died10 January 1939 in Levoča (SVK)
AffiliationsKassai AC, Košice (SVK)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Ferenc Szobota, of Slovakian origin, competed mainly in short-distance running and long jump in the colors of Kassai AC. As a member of the Hungarian team, he participated in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, where he competed in the 100 metres and ran on the Hungarian 4x100 relay. Due to a post-war disease, he finished his sporting career and became head of the athletic department at KAC.

As a graduate lawyer, Szobota served in several cities, first in Hungary and later in Czecholslovakia. His last position was as a chairman of the High Court at Levoča. In 1939 he committed suicide.

Personal best: 100 – 10.9 (1911).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Ferenc Szobota
100 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h4 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 h2 r2/3
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS

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