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István Kausz

Biographical information

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

Biography

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 6 p1 r4/5 HUN István Kausz
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 4
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 6 p2 r2/4 HUN István Kausz
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 1 Gold

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