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László Szollás

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLászló•Szollás
Used nameLászló•Szollás
Born13 November 1907 in Budapest (HUN)
Died4 October 1980 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBKE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary

Biography

Together with Emília Rotter, László Szollás formed one of the first great Hungarian figure skating pairs. They placed second at the 1930 and 1931 European Championships, before winning their first World Championships in 1931 in Berlin. In a close contest with the Brunets of France, they failed to take the gold at the 1932 Olympic and World Championships, placing third and second respectively. They then won three World Championships in a row (1933-1935) and the 1934 European crown, but again failed to win at the Olympics, this time losing out to the home favourites Herber and Baier. The sixfold Hungarian champions retired after that season. Szollás fought with the Germans on the Eastern front in World War II. He was taken prisoner, and spent four years in a Siberian camp. Upon return, he became a sports doctor in Budapest.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) Pairs, Mixed Olympic Emília Rotter 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
1936 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) Pairs, Mixed Olympic Emília Rotter 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    

Referee

Games Sport Event Status Phase Unit Role Details
1952 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) Singles, Men Olympic Final Standings Judge #9 Representing Hungary    
  Singles, Men Olympic Compulsory Figures Judge #9
  Singles, Men Olympic Free Skating Judge #9
  Pairs, Mixed Olympic Final Standings Judge #8

Other participations

Games Role Details
1932 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Hungary    

Special Notes