Zoltán Schenker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameZoltán•Schenker (Ozoray)
Used nameZoltán•Schenker
Born13 October 1880 in Sânmartin (ROU)
Died25 August 1966 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsSzegedi VC/Wesselényi VC/Honvéd Tiszti Vívó Klub ÖT
NOC Hungary

Biography

Zoltán Schenker, a fencer, competed in both sabre and foil. As a military officer of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, he could not compete in Hungarian colors at the London Olympics in 1908. At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, however, he was a member of the Hungarian sabre team that won the Olympic title, and Schenker finished fourth in the individual. In the 1924 Paris Games, he won silver with the Hungarian sabre team, a bronze medal with the foil team, and again finished fourth in individual sabre. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, Schenker competed only in individual foil. He won the Hungarian individual foil title in 1922 and 1924.

After World War II, Schenker settled in Diósd and taught fencing until he was past 70. He also wrote several books: Foil (1954), Modern Hungarian Sabre Fencing (1958).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Zoltán Schenker
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) =3 p1 r3/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Zoltán Schenker
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p8 r1/5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 3 Bronze
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 2 Silver
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Zoltán Schenker
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p1 r2/3