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Pál Kovács

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 6
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePál Ádám•Kovács
Used namePál•Kovács
Nick/petnamesFuxi
Born17 July 1912 in Debrecen (HUN)
Died8 July 1995 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements179 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsHonvéd Tiszti Vívó Klub ÖT/Ganz-Mávag SportegyesületMávag SportegyesületVasas Sport Club
NOC Hungary

Biography

Pál Kovács began his sports career as a promising hurdler, but he later turned to fencing and was a member of the winning Hungarian sabre team at five successive Olympics (1936-1960). In the individual sabre he was Olympic champion in 1953 after winning a bronze in 1948. Kovács was also world sabre champion in 1937 and 1953. In 1980, he became vice-president of the Fédération International d’Éscrime (FIE).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Pál Kovács
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Pál Kovács
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Pál Kovács
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Pál Kovács
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) =6
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Pál Kovács
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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