István Kausz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIstván•Kausz
Used nameIstván•Kausz
Born18 August 1932 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
Died3 June 2020 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
Measurements181 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsOSC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


István Kausz began his modern pentathlon career representing Vasas in 1949. From 1952 he competed for Budapest Haladás and won the winter pentathlon team championship three years in succession, 1952-54. In 1954, he switched to épée fencing, as an OSC competitor. Between 1957-65, he reached the top as a member of the Hungarian fencing team. He was a world champion at both individual (1962) and team (1959), and was also a double silver- and single bronze medalist in the team event. Kausz was also a Universiade winner in 1959.

Kausz was also a two-time Olympian, first in Rome, where he finished fourth in the team competition, but his greatest achievement was at Tokyo in 1964, where he won a gold medal in the team event. He obtained his medical degree during his active sporting career, and became a doctor at the Central Sports School and then for the Hungarian swimming team. As a member of the medical team, he represented the Hungarian aquatic team at several Summer Olympics, from München in 1972 to London 2012.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN István Kausz
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p1 r4/5
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 4
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN István Kausz
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p2 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

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