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Olga Orgonista

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameOlga•Orgonista (-Maresch)
Used nameOlga•Orgonista
Born22 February 1901 in Budapest (HUN)
Died20 November 1978 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBKE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Olga Organista was a figure skater for the BKE club. Between 1926 and 1932 she competed with Sándor Szalay in pairs. In 1928, they won the first Hungarian championship in pairs, a feat they repeated for the next two years. They became the first European champions in pairs at the 1930 European Championships in Vienna and defended their European title in 1931 in St. Moritz. When they were third at the Budapest World Championships in 1929, they won the first World Figure Skating Championship medal for Hungary. Two years later, they finished second behind Emília Rotter and László Szollás. At the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, they again finished behind the Rotter-Szollás duo but this time they missed out on the medals in fourth place. After the 1932 Olympics, she married and for this reason she also finished her active sports career.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) HUN Olga Orgonista
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Sándor Szalay 4

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