Gábor Delneky

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Gábor Delneky
Hungarian sabre team 1960 Olympics.jpg
Hungarian sabre team at the 1960 Olympics, Delneky is top-right
Personal information
Born(1932-05-29)29 May 1932
Budapest, Hungary
Died26 October 2008(2008-10-26) (aged 76)
Orlando, Florida, United States
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
SportFencing
ClubVasas, Budapest

Gábor Delneky (29 May 1932 – 26 October 2008) was a Hungarian fencer won a gold medal in the team sabre event at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1]

Delneky lost his parents at early age – his mother died when he was 10, and his father was placed in a military labor camp when he was 13. Delneky turned to sports and studies, and after graduating in civil engineering became the head of the engineering department at Viziterv, a Hungarian engineering firm. In 1969, he immigrated through Italy to the United States. There he received a master's degree in engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and continued his engineering education in Florida and Illinois. He eventually became an American citizen and died in Florida, aged 76.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Gábor Delneky". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 30 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Gábor Delneky Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 30 October 2010.