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Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
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)
NOC(s) Hungary


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men Intercalated 20 HUN Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő
  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 Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Olympic 27 HUN Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő
  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


Surname given in 1912 Official Report as Török von Mura.