Gergely Salim

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Gergely Salim
Personal information
BornApril 1, 1972 (1972-04) (age 51)
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Medal record
Men's taekwondo
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games (demonstration)
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 50 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 50 kg
Silver medal – second place 1993 New York 50 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Aarhus 50 kg
Gold medal – first place 1992 Valencia 50 kg
Gold medal – first place 1994 Zagreb 50 kg
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Ankara 45 kg
Representing  Hungary
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Manila 54 kg

Gergely Salim (born April 1, 1972 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)[1] is a Hungarian-Danish taekwondo practitioner, but lives now in Los Angeles as an American citizen.

He is the father of the Tanzanian-American taekwondoka Omar Salim.


He started practicing taekwondo at the age of 8 with his brother, Joseph Salim, at Gladsaxe Taekwondo Klub near Copenhagen.

In 1991, Gergely Salim won a gold medal in the finweight division at the World Taekwondo Championships in Athens. Next year, at the age of 20, he participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and claimed a gold medal.[2] He also won three consecutive European Championships from 1990 to 1994 for the Danish national team.[3]

His older brother, Joseph Salim, also pursued a great career in the sport as he also was a 3-time european champion and runner-up at the 1991 world championship.

In 2021, Salim's youngest son, Omar Salim, won the gold medal at the 2021 European Taekwondo Championships representing Hungary.[4]


  1. ^ "Gergely Salim". Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Taekwondo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's Finweight (August 5, 1992)". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on June 30, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "SALIM, Gergely".
  4. ^ "Teenagers take gold on opening day of European Taekwondo C.. [World Taekwondo]". Retrieved 2021-05-08.

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