Pál Kovács

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The native form of this personal name is Kovács Pál. This article uses the Western name order.
Pál Kovács
Pál Kovács
Personal information
Born (1912-07-17)17 July 1912
Debrecen, Hungary
Died 8 July 1995(1995-07-08) (aged 82)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport Fencing

Pál Kovács (July 17, 1912 – July 8, 1995) was a Hungarian Olympic fencer, who began as a hurdler, but eventually switched to fencing. He was born in Debrecen.[1]


By the time Kovács won his first gold, in 1936, he had already been a member of the winning Hungarian team at the 1933 World Championships. The Hungarians would go on to win team sabre gold in five successive Olympics, lasting from 1936 until 1960. The same team won gold eight back-to-back World Championships (including the two Olympics, which double as World Championships in their respective years). Kovács also won individual gold in 1952, as well as individual bronze in 1948. He died in Budapest in July 1995.

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  1. ^ "Pál Kovács Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-03.