István Kausz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIstván•Kausz
Used nameIstván•Kausz
Born18 August 1932 in Budapest (HUN)
Died3 June 2020 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements181 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsOSC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


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

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