Áron Szilágyi

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The native form of this personal name is Szilágyi Áron. This article uses the Western name order.
Áron Szilágyi
Aron Szilagyi podium 2013 Fencing WCH SMS-IN t205519.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Hungary
Born (1990-01-14) 14 January 1990 (age 24)
Budapest, Hungary
Weapon(s) Sabre
Hand right-handed
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Club Vasas SC
Head coach(es) Somlai Béla
Former coach(es) György Gerevich
FIE Ranking current ranking

Áron Szilágyi (born 14 January 1990) is a Hungarian sabre fencer.[1]

Career[edit]

Hungary's Áron Szilágyi (L) fences against Russia's Nikolay Kovalev (R) in the men's sabre semi-finals of the 2013 World Fencing Championships 2013 at Syma Hall in Budapest, 10 August 2013.
Hungary's Áron Szilágyi during the men's sabre semi-final against Russia's Nikolay Kovalev (R) in the men's sabre semi-finals of the 2013 World Fencing Championships 2013 at Syma Hall in Budapest

Szilágyi began fencing at age nine at Vasas SC in Budapest, which remains his club as to 2013.[2] His first coach was György Gerevich, whom he considers as his personal hero alongside with György's father, seven-time Olympic champion Aladár Gerevich.[2] Szilágyi made his international debut in 2007 at the 2007 World Fencing Championships in Saint-Petersburg as member of the Hungarian men's sabre team which earned the gold medal.[2]

He competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 15th in the individual event and 7th in the team event. He earned team bronze in the 2009 World Fencing Championships in Antalya, and placed third in the individual event of the 2011 European Fencing Championships in Sheffield. The only Hungarian to qualify at the 2012 London Olympics, he won the individual sabre event, bringing his country the first gold medal of the games.

Szilágyi featured on the official poster and video campaign of the 2013 World Fencing Championships held in his home city, Budapest.[3] He was defeated in the semi-finals by Russia's Nikolay Kovalev and took the bronze medal together with Tiberiu Dolniceanu of Romania. In the team event, Hungary was eliminated in the table of 8 by Romania and finished 7th.

Personal life[edit]

Szilágyi studies international relations at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aron Szilagyi". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d FIE (ed.). "Szilágyi Áron". 
  3. ^ fencing2013.hu (ed.). "Áron Szilágyi: MOL World Fencing Championships will be one the Most Important Events of my Life". 

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