A member of Hungary's water polo team at the 1952 Helsinki Games, Antal was a teammate of Deszo Gyarmati and Gyorgy Karpati. During the preliminary tournament, the Hungarians defeated Mexico (13-4), Egypt (9-0), Germany (9-1), and Italy (7-2), while tying the Netherlands (4-4), and Yugoslavia (2-2). Their only defeat came at the hands of the Soviet Union by a score of 5-3, but the Hungarians won the gold medal after defeating the United States in the semifinals, 4-0, and then beating Yugoslavia in the final, 2-0.
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Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
New York Times, July 21-August 2, 1952