|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||18 August 1932 in Budapest (HUN)|
|Died||3 June 2020 in Budapest (HUN)|
|Measurements||181 cm / 71 kg|
|Affiliations||OSC, Budapest (HUN)|
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.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1960 Summer Olympics||Fencing||HUN||István Kausz|
|Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic)||6 p1 r4/5|
|Épée, Team, Men (Olympic)||Hungary||4|
|1964 Summer Olympics||Fencing||HUN||István Kausz|
|Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic)||6 p2 r2/4|
|Épée, Team, Men (Olympic)||Hungary||1||Gold|