Rotter and Szollás in 1933
|Full name||László Szollás|
13 November 1907|
|Died||4 October 1980
|Former partner||Emília Rotter|
|Olympic medal record|
|1932 Lake Placid||Pairs|
László Szollás (13 November 1907 in Budapest, Hungary – 4 October 1980) was a Hungarian pair skater. With partner Emília Rotter he won the World Figure Skating Championship four times in five years (1931, 1933, 1934, and 1935), and were the 1932 World silver medalists. They were the 1934 European Champions and 1930 & 1931 silver medalists. They represented Hungary at the 1932 Winter Olympics and at the 1936 Winter Olympics, winning two bronze medals.
Szollas attended the Ludovika Military Academy in the Horthy era. Subsequently he fought against the Soviet Union on the eastern front in WW2. He became a prisoner of war and was imprisoned in a POW camp for 4 years in Siberia. Upon returning to Hungary the Hungarian Stalinist government nationalized nearly all of his assets, including a large rental apartment building in Budapest's 7th district.
After retirement, he attended Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest and became a sports medicine doctor at the Sport Korhaz (Hospital for Professional Sports) in Budapest, Hungary. His partner, Emília Rotter was elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
|Winter Olympic Games||3rd||3rd|
- Hilary Evans; Arild Gjerde; Jeroen Heijmans & Bill Mallon. "László Szollás Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2009.
- Pairs on Ice profile
- Jews in Sports bio
- "Skate Canada Results Book – Volume 1–1896–1973" (PDF). Skate Canada.
- "World Figure Skating Championships Results: Pairs Medalists" (PDF). International Skating Union.
- "European Figure Skating Championships Results: Pairs Medalists" (PDF). International Skating Union.
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