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Béla Nagy

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Intercalated Games
Full nameBéla•Nagy
Used nameBéla•Nagy
Born12 October 1876 in Budapest (HUN)
Died17 October 1924 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Béla Nagy, an athlete of MAC Budapest, won the Hungarian Championship title in sabre in 1901. At the 1906 Summer Olympic Games, he started in three disciplines: sabre individual, sabre individual (three hits) and sabre team event (4th). After his retirement, he became the president of the Hungarian Fencing Federation. Béla Nagy developed the rules of modern sabre fencing back in 1902, which later influenced the first official rules of the International Fencing Association (FIE). In his private life, he first worked as a magistrate and later opened a law office and led it until his death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing HUN Béla Nagy
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC p5 r1/3
Sabre, Individual, Three Hits, Men (Olympic) AC p2 r1/2
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 4