Sándor Gombos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The native form of this personal name is Gombos Sándor. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's Fencing
Gold medal – first place Amsterdam 1928 Team sabre

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

Fencing career[edit]

Hungarian Championship[edit]

Gombos was the Hungarian sabre champion in 1930.[2]

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.[2]


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.[2]


Gombos fought a duel in 1937 with a fencing instructor, which was reported in the Hungarian press.[1]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Gombos, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sándor Gombos Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gombos, Sandor". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Elected Members". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

External links[edit]