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Bence Halász (born 4 August 1997) is a Hungarian athlete specialising in the hammer throw.[2] He won the bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships. In addition, he won gold medals at the 2017 European U23 Championships and 2016 World U20 Championships. In 2018 he won a bronze medal at the European Championships in Berlin.

Bence Halász
Personal information
Born (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 22)
Kiskunhalas, Hungary
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubDobó SE
Coached byZsolt Németh
László Németh

His personal best in the event is 78.85m set in Ostrava in 2017.[3] Early in his career he also competed in the discus throw.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Hungary
2013 World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 8th Discus throw (1.5 kg) 57.83 m
7th Hammer throw (5 kg) 74.90 m
European Youth Summer Olympic Festival Utrecht, Netherlands 1st Discus throw (1.5 kg) 61.13 m
1st Hammer throw (5 kg) 74.63 m
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 35th (q) Discus throw (1.75 kg) 52.90 m
14th (q) Hammer throw (6 kg) 71.95 m
Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China 2nd Hammer throw (5 kg) 81.90 m
2015 European Junior Championships Eskilstuna, Sweden 15th (q) Discus throw (1.75 kg) 53.78 m
1st Hammer throw (6 kg) 79.60 m
2016 European Throwing Cup (U23) Arad, Romania 2nd Hammer throw 71.16 m
World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 35th (q) Discus throw (1.75 kg) 52.90 m
1st Hammer throw (6 kg) 80.93 m
2017 European Throwing Cup (U23) Las Palmas, Spain 2nd Hammer throw 71.51 m
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Hammer throw 73.30 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 11th Hammer throw 74.45 m
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 4th Hammer throw 73.79 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Hammer throw 77.36 m
2019 European U23 Championships Gävle, Sweden 2nd Hammer throw 74.14 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd Hammer throw 78.18 m


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