Ernő Kolczonay

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Ernő Kolczonay
Personal information
Born (1953-05-15)15 May 1953
Budapest, Hungary
Died 3 October 2009(2009-10-03) (aged 56)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport Fencing

Ernő Kolczonay (15 May 1953 – 3 October 2009)[1] was a Hungarian fencer, who won two Olympic silver medals in the Épée competitions.[2][3] He was a member of the Hungarian fencing team that won the world championship in Hamburg, 1978. He was runner-up in the 1979 world championship (Melbourne) and the 1982 European Championship (Mödling).

He was the fencer of the Hungarian club Budapesti Honved where he reached his most outstanding results. Later he became a coach and he also worked for the Greek national team for couple of years.

In the beginning of the 90s he founded his own club named Fless Vívósikola és Sportklub. He became a successful coach and he dedicated his life to train, especially kids and young people. While he remained active competitor as well, the young fencers of Fless became successful.

In his last years Kolczonay suffered from liver disease, and died on October 3, 2009.


  1. ^ Elhunyt Kolocznay Ernő, a magyar vívósport kiemelkedő alakja -
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Ernő Kolczonay". Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Ernő Kolczonay Olympic Results". Retrieved 2011-04-23.