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Frigyes Mezei

The native form of this personal name is Mezei Frigyes. This article uses the Western name order.
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Medley relay

Frigyes Mezei (Friedrich Wiesner; 26 September 1887 in Mór – 22 March 1938 in Budapest) was a Hungarian athlete. He competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London and at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Mezei was a member of the bronze medal Hungarian medley relay team. He was the second runner on the squad, running 200 metres. He followed Pál Simon and was followed by József Nagy and Ödön Bodor.

Mezei gave Nagy a six yard lead over the Swedish team in the first round, but Nagy was unable to hold on to it. He made the transfer to Bodor while three yards behind. Bodor was able to regain the lead in the second half of the race to keep the Hungarians in the competition. In the final, Nagy was able to make the transfer to Bodor while five yards ahead of the German runners, though hopelessly behind the dominant American team. This time it was Bodor who was passed, and the Hungarians finished third.

In the 100 metres, Mezei placed fourth out of five in his first round heat to be eliminated without advancing to the semifinals. He was also eliminated in his preliminary heat of the 200 metres, placing second of three with a time of 24.0 seconds.

References

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in polski). Retrieved 20 July 2006.