Aron SZILAGYI

Hungary HUN

Fencing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Beijing 2008
  • Year of Birth
    1990
Olympic Results

Biography

Aron SZILAGYI

When he retained his Olympic sabre title at Rio 2016, Hungary’s Áron Szilágyi became only the fifth fencer to win back-to-back individual gold medals since 1896. Still only 26 at the time of that second triumph, Szilágyi has since set his sights on a third title at Tokyo 2020.

Learning from a master

The winners of 87 Olympic medals since 1896, including 37 golds, Hungary is a traditional superpower of world fencing, especially in the men’s sabre, an event in which its fencers won 11 out of 12 golds between 1908 and 1964. Leading the way was the late, great Aladár Gerevich, who won a record 10 individual and team medals – seven of them gold – between Los Angeles 1932 and Rome 1960.

Determined to follow in that fine tradition, Aron Szilágyi took up fencing at the age of nine, learning his trade from Gerevich’s son Gyorgi, a top-level coach at the Budapest fencing club Vasas SC. The Gereviches have proved to be a huge source of inspiration for the young Szilágyi, firing him on his rise to the very top of international fencing.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

G
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

G
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

#15
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
#7
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing