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Olga Orban-Szabo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameOlga•Orban-Szabo (Orbán-Szabó)
Used nameOlga•Orban-Szabo
Born9 October 1938 in Cluj-Napoca (ROU)
Died5 January 2022 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements161 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsSteaua București, București (ROU)
NOC Romania

Biography

Olga Szabó-Orbán won bronze at the World Championships in Ankara in 1970, silver in 1965 in Paris and gold in 1962 in Buenos Aires. With the team she won the title in Havana in 1969 and two more silver and two bronze medals. She took part in five Olympic Games. At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, she reached the finals in singles, where she finished first with six victories together with Gillian Sheen. In the barrage she lost to Sheen and thus received the silver medal. In 1960 in Rome and 1964 in Tokyo, she placed in the top ten in both individual and team competitions, as well as in individual competitions in Mexico City in 1968. In the team competition, she moved into the semifinals, in which the Romanian team lost to Hungary. In the battle for bronze, she then prevailed against France. Also, at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, she finished the team competition with a bronze medal. She later married water polo player Alexandru Szabo.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing ROU Olga Orban
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing ROU Olga Orban-Szabo
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 5
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Romania =5
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing ROU Olga Orban-Szabo
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) =9
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Romania 5
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing ROU Olga Orban-Szabo
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) =9
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Romania 3 Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics Fencing ROU Olga Orban-Szabo
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4 p2 r1/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Romania 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

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