József Szécsényi was born on January 10, 1932 and died on March 21, 2017.
He was a former Hungarian track and field athlete.
He competed in the discus throw event.
Szécsényi was the bronze medallist at the 1954 European Athletics Championships, becoming Hungary’s second such medallist in the event after István Donogán.
He was multiple Hungarian champion in discus (1955-1956, 1958–63, 1965).
Szécsényi took in two Olympic Games (1960, 1964), reaching the final both times.
Szécsényi represented Hungary three times at the European Athletics Championships (1954, 1958, 1962).
Szécsényi also competed as a student-athlete and was a medallist at the 1954 World Student Games, 1957 World University Games and the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1955 and 1962.
József Szécsényi passed away at 85 years old.