Between 1953 and 1967, Tamás Gábor was a member of the Hungarian national épée team. After two second places in the team competition at the World Championships, the Hungarians won the world title in 1959. They couldn’t follow up on this at the 1960 Olympics, where they placed fourth. The Hungarians did not medal again internationally again until 1963 (bronze), but then won the Olympic gold in Tokyo with a sound victory over Italy. Individually, Gábor had won two World Championship medals, placing third in 1961 and second in 1962. A five-time Hungarian champion (once individually, in 1961), Gábor returned to fencing as the national épée coach between 1977 and 1980. Outside sports, Gábor worked in the hotel business. He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.