László Szollás

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László Szollás
WP Emilia Rotter and Laszlo Szollas.jpg
Rotter and Szollás in 1933
Personal information
Full name László Szollás
Country represented  Hungary
Born (1907-11-13)November 13, 1907
Budapest
Died October 4, 1980(1980-10-04) (aged 72)
Budapest
Former partner Emília Rotter
Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Competitor for  Hungary
Bronze 1932 Lake Placid Pairs
Bronze 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Pairs

László Szollás (November 13, 1907, in Budapest, Hungary – October 4, 1980) was a Hungarian pair skater. With partner Emília Rotter he won the World Figure Skating Championship four times in five years (1931, 1933, 1934, and 1935), and were the 1932 World silver medalists. They were the 1934 European Champions and 1930 & 1931 silver medalists. They represented Hungary at the 1932 Winter Olympics and at the 1936 Winter Olympics, winning two bronze medals.

Szollas attended the Ludovika Military Academy in the Horthy era[citation needed]. Subsequently he fought against the Soviet Union on the eastern front in WW2[citation needed]. He became a prisoner of war and was imprisoned in a POW camp for 4 years in Siberia.[1] Upon returning to Hungary the Hungarian Stalinist government nationalized nearly all of his assets, including a large rental apartment building in Budapest's 7th district[citation needed].

After retirement, he attended Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest and became a sports medicine doctor at the Sport Korhaz (Hospital for Professional Sports) in Budapest, Hungary[citation needed]. His partner, Emília Rotter was elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Rotter)

Event 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936
Winter Olympic Games 3rd 3rd
World Championships 5th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
European Championships 2nd 2nd 1st
Hungarian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilary Evans, Arild Gjerde, Jeroen Heijmans, and Bill Mallon. "László Szollás Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 

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