Emese Szász

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The native form of this personal name is Szász Emese. This article uses the Western name order.
Emese Szász
Emese Szasz podium 2013 Fencing WCH EFS-IN t214318.jpg
Personal information
Full name Emese Judit Szász
Country represented  Hungary
Born (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 32)
Budapest
Weapon(s) Épée
Hand left-handed
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 69 kilograms (152 lb)
Club Budapest Honvéd

Emese Szász (born 7 September 1982) is a Hungarian épée fencer.

Szász won the bronze medal at the épée 2006 World Fencing Championships after she lost 15–10 to Irina Embrich in the semi final.[1] She competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she finished in 12th place in the individual épée event. [2]

Szász took part in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London; she was eliminated in the round of 32 by Korea's Choi In-jeong.[3]

During the 2012–13 season she took the silver in the World Cup events of Saint-Maur and Havana, being defeated each time in the final by Romania's Ana Maria Brânză. She earned a bronze medal in the 2013 European Fencing Championships in Zagreb and the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest, in her home country. She finished third in the FIE world rankings.

She began the 2013–14 season by winning gold in the 2013 World Combat Games in Saint-Petersburg, defeating in the final world champion Julia Beljajeva.[4] She earned a bronze medal in the Leipzig World Cup and the Havana Grand Prix, a silver medal in the Rio de Janeiro World Cup, and won the Barcelona World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sport Géza – Peking 2008 – Szász Emese". Sport Géza. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Szasz Emese – Biography". European Fencing Confederation. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Emese Szasz – Fencing – Olympic Athlete". LOCOG. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  4. ^ SportAccord Combat Games (ed.). "Szasz wins gold in women’s epee for Hungary, Kruse takes the title in men’s foil for Great Britain". 

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