Jenő Fuchs

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Jenő Fuchs
Jenő Fuchs 1908 Olympics.jpg
Fuchs at the 1908 Olympics
Personal information
Born29 October 1882
Budapest, Hungary
Died14 March 1955 (aged 72)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport
SportFencing
Event(s)sabre
ClubEdison KE[1]

Jenő Fuchs (29 October 1882 – 14 March 1955) was a Hungarian sabre fencer. He competed at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics and won both the individual and team events at both Games. He missed the 1920 Olympics, where Hungary was not allowed to compete, and qualified for the 1924 Games, but left his place in the team to younger fencers.[1] In 1982 he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[2][3]

Fuchs studied law at the University of Budapest, defended a PhD in 1911, and became a lawyer.[1][4] Apart from fencing and law, he was a top-ranked rower and bobsledder in Hungary, and worked with the Budapest stock market. During World War II, he fought on the German side with the Hungarian Second Army, and was awarded the Iron Cross second class. Because of his military activities, he was arrested after the war and spent his final years in a prison in Budapest.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Jenő Fuchs Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  2. ^ International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Jewishsports.net. Retrieved on 2018-06-06.
  3. ^ Jenő Fuchs. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  4. ^ Dénes Bernád; Charles K. Kliment (19 February 2015). Magyar Warriors. Volume 1: The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces 1919-1945. Helion and Company. pp. 101–. ISBN 978-1-912174-49-2.

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