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Ede Király

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEde•Király
Used nameEde•Király
Born22 February 1926 in Budapest (HUN)
Died10 August 2009 in Peterborough, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsBKE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Ede Király successfully combined individual and pair skating in the post-war years. Alone, he won the 1950 European championships, while winning three medals at the World Championships between 1948 and 1950. As a pair, he competed with Andrea Kékesy. Together, the won the 1949 World title and the 1948 and 1949 European Championships. At the 1948 Olympics and Worlds, however, they were beaten by the Belgian couple Lannoy/Baugniet. After the 1950 World Championships, Király and Kékesy stayed in London to escape from communist Hungary. Király moved to Canada, where he worked as a figure skating coach for many years.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) HUN Ede Király
Singles, Men (Olympic) 5
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Andrea Kékesy 2 Silver

Special Notes