Czak, Ibolya : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Czak, Ibolya

Ibolya K. Czak

Sport:
track and field

Country Represented:
Hungary

Years Competed:
1936

Medals Received:
gold

Olympic Info:
Czak was a member of the Hungarian track and field team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She competed in the high jump and cleared a height of 5'3" (1.60-meters) in the finals. Dorothy Odom of Great Britain and Elfriede Kahn of Germany also cleared that height, but Czak won the gold medal in a jump-off.

Career Highlights:
Czak was the 1938 European Champion in the high jump with a leap of 5'4-1/2".

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Hungary


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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