Paul Pesthy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul Karoly•Pesthy
Used namePaul•Pesthy
Born25 March 1938 in Budapest (HUN)
Died28 October 2008 in San Antonio, Texas (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Paul Pesthy started in pentathlon as a teenager in Hungary, before emigrating to the United States in 1958. Pesthy competed in pentathlon only at the 1964 Olympics, but was a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team in 1964, 1968, and 1976, and is a leading candidate for the 1984 team. While at Rutgers, Pesthy won the IFA épée individual in 1964, and the NCAA épée individual in 1964 and 1965. He was also a member of the only championship team Rutgers ever fielded, in épée at the 1964 IFAs. Pesthy won the U.S. modern pentathlon championship three times and was an outstanding fencer – and not merely among pentathletes. He won the AFLA national title in épée individual five times, only one short of the record. Representing the New York AC, he was a member of many national championship épée teams. Pesthy later became a faculty member in physical education at San Antonio College.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Paul Pesthy
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p6 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 p4 r1/5
Modern Pentathlon USA Paul Pesthy
Individual, Men (Olympic) 16
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Paul Pesthy
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p8 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 p1 r1/4
1976 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Paul Pesthy
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =11

Special Notes