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Sándor Rozsnyói

Sándor Rozsnyói
Medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men’s Athletics
Olympic Games
Silver Melbourne 1956 3.000m Steeplechase
European Championships
Gold Bern 1954 3.000m Steeplechase

Sándor Rozsnyói, Rosner (24 November 1930 – 2 September 2014) was a Hungarian athlete, who mainly competed in the 3,000-metre steeple chase.[1]

Born in Zalaegerszeg, he competed for Hungary at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia, where he won the silver medal in the men's 3.000m steeplechase.

Rozsnyói remained in Australia after the Olympics rather than return home to Hungary which had been invaded by the Soviet Union. Rozsnyói became a physical education teacher in New South Wales, teaching at Epping Boys High School, Cumberland High School and Model Farms High School, and was a coach with the Ryde-Hornsby Athletic Club.


  1. ^ "Meghalt a legsportszerűbb magyar olimpiai érmes" (in Hungarian). 4 September 2014. 
  • Sportlexikon II. (L–Z). Főszerk. Nádori László. Budapest: Sport. 1986. ISBN 963-253-441-7 (Hungarian)
  • Rózsaligeti László: Magyar olimpiai lexikon. Budapest: Datus. 2000. ISBN 963-00-5577-5 (Hungarian)
  • Révai új lexikona XVI. (Rac–Sy). Főszerk. Kollega Tarsoly István. Szekszárd: Babits. 2005. ISBN 963-9556-26-2


  • Rozsnyói on (Hungarian)
  • Profile on (Hungarian)
  • Interview with Rozsnyói about the olympic final (Hungarian)
Preceded by
Men's Steeplechase World Record Holder
28 August 1954 – 1 July 1955
Succeeded by
Pentti Karvonen
Preceded by
Semyon Rzhishchin
Men's Steeplechase World Record Holder
16 September 1956 – 2 August 1958
Succeeded by
Semyon Rzhishchin

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