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Gábor Delneky

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGábor Lázsló•Delneky
Used nameGábor•Delneky
Nick/petnamesGabe
Born29 May 1932 in Budapest (HUN)
Died26 October 2008 in Orlando, Florida (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsVasas, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Gábor Delneky was only 10 when his mother died, and 13 when his father was put into a military labor camp. Left on his own, Delneky turned to sports, and eventually won eight national sabre championships in his native Hungary. He also earned a degree in civil engineering and was the head of the engineering department at Viziterv, a Hungarian engineering firm. In 1969, Delneky escaped communist Hungary and settled briefly in Roma, before moving to Chicago. He became a US citizen and earned a masters’ degree in engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and later held professional engineering licenses in Florida and Illinois.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Gábor Delneky
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

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