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József Sákovics

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJózsef•Sákovics (-Szecsődi)
Used nameJózsef•Sákovics
Nick/petnamesÖcsi
Born26 July 1927 in Budapest (HUN)
Died2 January 2009 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements181 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsVörös Meteor, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

József Sákovics competed at three Olympics for Hungary in fencing, winning two bronze and one silver medal in team events. He married Lídia Dömölky, who fenced for Hungary at four Olympics (1956-68), winning one gold and two silver medals in team foil events. After the Melbourne Olympics, while on a tour of the United States, they elected to defect and remain in the US, with József working as an auto mechanic and Sákovicsné Dömölky working as a draftswoman. The jobs were not enough for them, however, and they returned to Hungary in 1957, where they lived in Budapest throughout their lives. József Sákovics won a world championship in 1954 in team épée. He later became coach of the Hungarian national fencing team. He and Lídia spent 1996 in the US, serving as visiting coaches to the Harvard fencing team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 5
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Hungary =5
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 8 p2 r3/4
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 4 Representing Hungary    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 4
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Hungary 4

Olympic family relations

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