András Szatmári

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András Szatmári
Andras Szatmari 2014 European Championships SMS-EQ t105143.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 24)
Budapest, Hungary
Weapon(s) Sabre
Hand right-handed
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Club Rosso e Blu2.png Vasas SC
Head coach(es) Bence Szabó, Ferenc Riba
FIE Ranking current ranking

András Szatmári (born 3 February 1993) is a Hungarian sabre fencer, winning a team bronze medal in the 2014 World Fencing Championships.

Career[edit]

Szatmári took up fencing to follow the steps of his father, who fenced at Vasas SC. His first coach was György Gerevich, son of seven-time Olympic fencer Aladár Gerevich, who also trained Áron Szilágyi and Csanád Gémesi. Szatmári was Junior European Champion and U23 European Championship in 2012[1] and won the silver medal in the 2013 Junior World Championships in Poreč.[2]

He reached the quarter-finals in the 2013 World Championships in home city Budapest, where he was defeated by Russia's Nikolay Kovalev, who eventually took the silver medal. He was part of the Hungarian team that reached the semi-finals at the 2014 World Championships in Kazan, lost to South Korea, but defeated Russia to earn the bronze medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Szatmári András Junior Európa Bajnok (Junior EB 3. nap)" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Fencing Federation. 
  2. ^ "Szatmári András ezüstérmes" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Olympic Committee. 11 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation