Zoltán Ozoray Schenker

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Zoltán Ozoray Schenker
Medal record
Men's fencing
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team sabre
Silver medal – second place 1924 Paris Team sabre
Bronze medal – third place 1924 Paris Team foil

Zoltán Ozoray Schenker (October 13, 1880 – August 25, 1966) was a Hungarian Olympic sabre and foil fencer, who won three Olympic medals.

Early life[edit]

Schenker was born in Váradszentmárton, Hungary (now Sânmartin, Bihor County, Romania), and was Jewish.[1][2][3][4][5]


Schenker appeared in three Olympiads, winning three medals.[6]

At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm at the age of 31, Schenker won a gold medal in the team sabre event, and placed fourth in individual sabre. In individual foil, he was eliminated in the semifinal round.[3][6]

At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris at the age of 43, he won a bronze medal in team foil and a silver medal in team sabre. In individual events, Schenker placed fourth in individual sabre and was eliminated in the first round in individual foil.[3][6][7]

Schenker also competed in individual foil at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam at the age of 47, where he reached the semifinals but lost to bronze medalist fellow Hungarian János Garay.[3][6]


Schenker was also an author on fencing.[3] He authored A modern magyar kardvívás (Sport Lap- és Könyvkiadó, 1956), Säbelflechten (Corvina, 1961), and co-authored Szermierka na szable with Adam Papée and Tadeusz Friedrich (Sport i Turystyka, 1962).[8][9][10]

He died in Budapest, Hungary, in 1966.[6] He was buried at the Farkasréti Cemetery.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, Roy Silver. Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports
  2. ^ Paul Yogi Mayer. Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities
  3. ^ a b c d e "Schenker, Zoltan". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  4. ^ Paul Taylor. Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: with a complete review of Jewish Olympic medalists
  5. ^ Everyman's Judaica: An Encyclopedic Dictionary
  6. ^ a b c d e "Zoltán Ozoray Schenker Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  7. ^ The Jewish lists: physicists and generals, actors and writers, and hundreds ... - Martin Harry Greenberg
  8. ^ A modern magyar kardvívás (Book, 1958) [WorldCat.org]
  9. ^ Szermierka na szable (Book, 1962) [WorldCat.org]
  10. ^ Säbelflechten - Zoltán Ozoray Schenker
  11. ^ "Schenker Zoltán két fegyvernem klasszisa volt" | Sport | Szeged, delmagyar.hu.

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