Ibolya K. Czak
track and field
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.
Czak was the 1938 European Champion in the high jump with a leap of 5'4-1/2".
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