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Zoltán Eötvös

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZoltán•Eötvös
Used nameZoltán•Eötvös
Born5 March 1891 in Tokaj (HUN)
Died21 October 1936 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBKE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Zoltán Eötvös was a versatile sportsman. In addition to speed skating, he practiced athletics and rowing. As a skater he won the national championships four consecutive times 1925-1928, finished second in 1924 and third in 1930. At his only World Championships, shortly before the Winter Olympics, he finished 18th in the all-round. His top finish at the 1928 Winter Games in St. Moritz, was 10th over 1500m. Eötvös also competed at the European Championships, finishing 15th in 1929 (did not finish in 1932). He worked as a public officer in the Financial Institutions Centre.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.7 (1931); 1500 – 2:27.9 (1928); 5000 – 9:04.3 (1931); 10000 – 19:10.2 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) HUN Zoltán Eötvös
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 19
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 20