Dezső Földes

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The native form of this personal name is Földes Dezső. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Dezső Földes
Medal record
Men's fencing
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team sabre
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team sabre

Dezső Földes (December 30, 1880 in Miskolc, Hungary – March 27, 1950 in Cleveland, United States)[1] was a Hungarian saber fencer.[2]


Földes won gold medals in team saber at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London and at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.[3]


He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family[4] in Miskolc, Kingdom of Hungary. Földes moved to the United States in 1912, and set up a hospital clinic for the poor in Cleveland, where he died in 1950.[5]

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  1. ^ "Hungary". Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dezső Földes". Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Eisen, George. "Jewish Olympic Medalists". Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics. Sussex Academic Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-903900-87-1. 
  5. ^ "Foldes, Deszo". Jews in Sports. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 

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