Béla BEKESSY

Hungary HUN

Fencing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1875
Olympic Results

Biography

Béla BEKESSY

Béla Bekéssy competed with all three fencing weapons at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, winning a silver medal with his best weapon, the sabre. He was trained by László Borsody and Italo Santelli. Békessy won multiple Hungarian titles between 1901-07, and was also Hungarian dressage champion in 1907.

In World War I Békessy joined the 2nd Hussars Regiment where he served on the Russian Front. For his actions in taking over 200 Russian prisoners-of-war and securing a cache of secret Russian documents he was given the Hungarian Iron Crown for bravery. Shortly after that he was killed in action in Volyn-Podilsk Upland in the Ukraine. Békessy is remembered by an annual fencing tournament in his honor in Hungary.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

#7
Foil, Individual
Foil, Individual Fencing
#=7 p15 r1/4
Épée, Individual
Épée, Individual Fencing
S
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing