Lajos Werkner

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Olympic medal record
Men's Fencing
Representing  Hungary
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team sabre
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team sabre

Lajos Werkner (October 23, 1883 in Budapest – November 12, 1943 in Budapest) was a Hungarian sabre fencer.

Olympic career[edit]

He won gold medals in Team Sabre at the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games.[1]

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, his gold medal teammates included Jewish fencers Dr. Jenö Fuchs and Oskar Gerde, both International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honorees, and Dezsö Földes. Werkner also competed in the individual sabre event, finishing in 8th place.[2]

At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, his gold medal teammates were again Foldes, Fuchs, and Gerde. He finished seventh in the individual event.[2]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Werkner, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lajos Werkner Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b c "Werkner, Lajos". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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