Sándor Gombos

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Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's Fencing
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam Team sabre

Dr. Sándor Gombos (December 4, 1895 – January 27, 1968, in Zombor, Kingdom of Hungary) was a Hungarian Olympic champion sabre fencer.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Gombos was born in Zombor, Kingdom of Hungary, and was Jewish.[2]

Fencing career[edit]

Gombos was a member of the Nemzeti Vivo Club (NVC), as well as of the Istvan Tisza Fencing Club which he founded in 1925.[2][3]

Hungarian Championship[edit]

Gombos was the Hungarian sabre champion in 1930.[4]

European Championships[edit]

At the European Championships (predecessor to the World Championships), Gombos won gold medals in Individual Sabre at the 1926, 1927, 1930, and 1931 events and gold medals in Team Sabre at the 1930 and 1931 events.[4]


He won a gold medal in Team Sabre at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, in which the Hungarian team went undefeated.[1] He finished in fifth place in Individual Sabre, winning 8 of his 11 matches.[4]


Gombos fought a duel in 1937 with a fencing instructor, which was reported in the Hungarian press.[5]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Gombos, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sándor Gombos Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  2. ^ a b Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics
  3. ^ Sándor Gombos Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b c "Gombos, Sandor". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  5. ^ Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Elected Members". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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