Ervin Mészáros

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameErvin József Károly•Mészáros (-Szentiványi)
Used nameErvin•Mészáros
Nick/petnamesKapitány
Born2 April 1877 in Budapest (HUN)
Died21 May 1940 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Ervin Mészáros was a fencer for the Magyar Atlétikai Club (MAC) between 1894-1927. He competed in both sabre and foil, achieving his major titles in sabre. He could not compete at the 1904 and 1908 Olympic Games because the Vienna Ministry of Defence did not allow monarchy officers to compete in Hungarian colours. From 1912-26, Mészáros was a member of the successful Hungarian sabre team. At the 1912 Summer Olympics they won the team title, while Mészáros won the individual sabre bronze medal. An honorary member of the Hungarian Fencing Federation, he studied law at the University of Budapest during his active sporting career.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Ervin Mészáros
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Ervin Mészáros
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

Olympic family relations