László Fábián (canoeist)

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László Fábián
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne K-2 10000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1958 Prague K-2 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1963 Jajce K-2 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1958 Jajce K-4 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1966 East Berlin K-2 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1966 East Berlin K-4 10000 m

László Fábián (10 July 1936 in Budapest – 10 August 2018) was a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1950s to the late 1960s.[1] He won a gold medal in the K-2 10000 m at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He was Jewish.[2]

Fábián also won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four golds (K-2 10000 m: 1958, 1963, 1966; K-4 10000 m: 1963) and one silver (K-4 10000 m: 1966).

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  1. ^ Kajak-kenu: elhunyt a sportág első magyar olimpiai bajnoka, Fábián László (in Hungarian)
  2. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics – With a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medalists. Sussex Academic Press.

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