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Ferenc Szobota

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
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


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).


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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