Fried, Klara : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Fried, Klara

Klara Banfalvi


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Years Competed:
1948, 1960

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Olympic Info:
Fried competed in two Olympiads for the Hungarian kayaking team and won one medal. At the 1948 London Games, Fried competed in the K1 500-meter event, and advanced to the finals. She finished fourth in the final (2:33.8), and missed medaling by only 0.9 seconds.

Fried returned to the Olympics in 1960, competing in two events at the Rome Games. In the K1 500-meter, she finished third in her preliminary heat with a time of 2:17.39. In the semifinals, Klara finished second in her heat with a time of 2:15.51. Fried reached the final, but failed to medal, finishing in fifth place with a time of 2:14.02, almost four seconds behind the bronze-medalist.

Fried also competed in the K2 500-meter at the 1960 Games. In the preliminary heat, Fried and partner Vilma Egresi finished third with a time of 2:01.86. The Hungarians automatically advanced to the final, where they won the bronze medal with a time of 1:58.22.

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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
Washington Post, August 13, 1948 New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960