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Ottó Misángyi

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOttó Péter•Misángyi
Used nameOttó•Misángyi
Born20 April 1895 in Pécs (HUN)
Died30 November 1977 in Sankt Gallen (SUI)
NOC Hungary


Hungarian Ottó Misángyi was an athletics coach, sports official and university professor. He was the notary of the Hungarian Athletics Association (HAA) until World War I. During the war he was a Russian prisoner-of-war. He wrote a number of books on ancient athletics and modern techniques in athletics including A testnevelés jelentősége a közművelődésben (The importance of physical education in public education), which was published in 1935. In it he discusses the relationship between physical education and religion, the state, national defense, literature and visual arts.

Misángyi worked as a professor of Athletics, and was promoted to director of the Hungarian Royal College of Physical Education from 1941-45. In addition to this work, he also studied commerce and law, and served as professional supervisor of the Hungarian Athletics Association from 1921-32, and as vice-president from 1929-32. He was a track and field official at four Olympics (1924-36). After World War II Misángyi settled in Switzerland, where he continued his work as an athletics coach and instructor.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions HUN Ottó Misángyi
Literature, Open (Olympic) AC
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions HUN Ottó Misángyi
Literature, Epic Works, Open (Olympic) AC