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Zoltán Imrich Halmaj

  • Swimming
  • Silver

  • 1900
  • 200 m freestyle
  • Swimming
  • Silver

  • 1900
  • 4,000 m freestyle
  • Swimming
  • Bronze

  • 1900
  • 1,000 m freestyle
  • Swimming
  • Gold

  • 1904
  • 50 yd freestyle
  • Swimming
  • Gold

  • 1904
  • 100 m freestyle
  • Swimming
  • Silver

  • 1908
  • 100 m freestyle
  • Swimming
  • Silver

  • 1908
  • 4x200 m freestyle
18. 6. 1881  Dúbrava, Vysoká pri Morave – 20. 5. 1956 Budapest (Hungary)

The native of Dúbrava (today the part of Vysoká pri Morave not far from Bratislava), Zoltán Imrich Halmaj (stated as Zoltán Halmay in the Olympic Games results) was one of the dominant sports personalities of the Kingdom of Hungary  at the Olympic Games at that time. In 1900 – 1908, he started at the three Olympic Games, where he won seven medals in the swimming pool altogether. When he was eleven, his family moved from Záhorie to Budapest, where he spent the rest of his life. He started devoting himself to swimming (and also waterpolo) in Budapest in fact.  Despite that he achieved the supreme world level in this sport, he was very versatile sportsman. He devoted himself also to football, rowing, ice hockey and speed skating, where he was the champion of the Kingdom of Hungary.