Sándor Gombos

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The native form of this personal name is Gombos Sándor. This article uses the Western name order.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men's Fencing
Gold Amsterdam 1928 Team sabre

Dr. Sándor Gombos (December 4, 1895, in Sombor, Serbia – January 27, 1968, in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian fencer.[1]

Fencing career[edit]

Hungarian Championship[edit]

Gombos the Hungarian sabre champion in 1930.

World Championships[edit]

Gombos was World Champion, winning gold medals in individual sabre at the 1926 and 1927 European Championships,[1] and gold medals in Team Sabre at the 1930 and 1931 European Championships.

The European Championships were predecessor to the World Championships, first held in 1937.

Olympics[edit]

He won a gold medal in Team Sabre at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, in which the Hungarian team went undefeated.[1]

In the individual competition, Gombos reached the finals but did not medal. After winning 8 of his 11 bouts, he finished in 5th place.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Gombos fought a duel in 1937 with a fencing instructor, which was reported in the Hungarian press.[2]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Gombos, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sándor Gombos Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 

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