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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) HUN László Szollás
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Emília Rotter 3 Bronze
1936 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) HUN László Szollás
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Emília Rotter 3 Bronze

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1952 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) HUN László Szollás
Singles, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Judge #9
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 NOC As
1932 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony HUN László Szollás

Special Notes