BUDAPEST -- Ibolya Csak, a 1936 gold medalist in the women's high jump who added the European title two years later when it was discovered that the German who beat her was a man, has died. She was 91.
Ms. Csak was hospitalized earlier this month after breaking her hip in a fall at her home. She died Thursday, the Hungarian Olympic Committee said.
Ms. Csak captured gold at the Berlin Olympics and won the high jump at the 1938 European championships. She originally finished second at the European meet, but was awarded the gold medal weeks later when officials found out that that the German who beat her was a man.
A native of Budapest, Csak was Hungary's first female Olympic and European champion in athletics.