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Aladár Gerevich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 7
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 10
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAladár•Gerevich (-Gerei)
Used nameAladár•Gerevich
Nick/petnamesFekete párduc
Born16 March 1910 in Jászberény (HUN)
Died14 May 1991 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements177 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsMTK, Budapest (HUN) / MAC, Budapest (HUN) / Vörös Meteor, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

The Hungarian fencer Aladár Gerevich is one of the greatest of all Olympic fencers. His six successive gold medals in the sabre team event at every Games from 1932 to 1960 stands as a record for any Olympic sport. In the sabre, he also won individual gold in 1948, silver in 1952, and bronze in 1936, and a further bronze in the foil team event in 1952. He confirmed his reputation as the world’s greatest sabreur with three individual titles at the World Championships (1935, 1951, 1955) and he competed on nine winning Hungarian sabre teams at the World Championships. In addition to his 1952 Olympic medal in team foil, he won the Hungarian national championship with the foil seven times. His wife (Erna Bogen), son (Pál Gerevich) and father-in-law (Albert Bogen) were also Olympic medalists. Gerevich later coached at the Vasas Sports Club in Budapest.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Aladár Gerevich
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Aladár Gerevich
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary =7
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Aladár Gerevich
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary =5
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Aladár Gerevich
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Aladár Gerevich
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Aladár Gerevich
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p2 r4/5
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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