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Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameSándor Bernát Ede Bálint Kázmér, Count•Török de Szendrő
Used nameSándor, Count•Török de Szendrő
Other namesAlexander Bernhard Eduard Valentin Kasimir Szendröi
Born14 February 1881 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died13 February 1939 in Budapest (HUN)
Title(s)Count
NOC Hungary

Biography

Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő made only a fleeting impression on Olympic history. He took part in twelve shooting events over two Olympic Games with a best position of 5th in a dueling pistol event in 1906. Perhaps the most interesting question about him is that of his parentage. His mother, the Austrian actress Johanna Buska, was known to have had an affair with Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria but in 1880 she married Count Miklós Török de Szendrő who was three decades her senior. Nine months later their son Sándor was born. It has often been suggested that Sándor’s date of birth was falsified and that his true father was Rudolf, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting HUN Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő
Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Intercalated) 20
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Intercalated) 28
Military Revolver, 1873-1874 Gras Model, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 26
Military Revolver, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 19
Dueling Pistol Au Visé 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 12
Dueling Pistol Au Commandement, 25 metres, Men (Intercalated) 5
Trap, Single Shot, 16 metres, Men (Intercalated) 7
Trap, Double Shot, 14 metres, Men (Intercalated) 9
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting HUN Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 27
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 31
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 33

Special Notes

Errata

Surname given in 1912 Official Report as Török von Mura.