Judit Temes won a pair of medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics—gold in Woman's 4x100m relay, and bronze in 100m freestyle.
A member of the Hungarian national swim team 1944-56, she played a major role in setting three World records: 3x100m Freestyle Relay (4:24.4–1952), 4x100m Medley Relay (3:41.2–1950) and 4x100m Medley Relay (5:07.8–1954).
During her career, Temes amassed 29 Hungarian titles–12 in individual events, and 12 championships (8 Individual) at the Universiade meets of 1949, 1951 and 1954. She represented her country, but did not medal, at the 1948 (age 17) and 1956 Olympics.
In 1955, Temes received a medical degree cum laude from the Budapest University of Medicine, and retired from the competitive pool one year later. Years later, she served as president of the European Swimming Federation.