|Olympic medal record|
|Amsterdam 1928||Team sabre|
Gombos was the Hungarian sabre champion in 1930.
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.
He won a gold medal in Team Sabre at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, in which the Hungarian team went undefeated. He finished in fifth place in Individual Sabre, winning 8 of his 11 matches.
Gombos fought a duel in 1937 with a fencing instructor, which was reported in the Hungarian press.