Watch: Hungarian Fencer Makes Olympic History

  • 26 Jul 2021 9:07 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Watch: Hungarian Fencer Makes Olympic History
Two-time Olympic sabre fencing champion Áron Szilágyi made sports history in Tokyo on Saturday when he defeated Luigi Samele of Italy 15-7 in the final at the Olympics and won his third Olympic gold medal.

Nobody had previously managed to achieve this feat in this event.

Hungarian Jenő Fuch won two gold medals, in 1908 and 1912, as did Rudolf Kárpáti in 1956 and 1960, Viktor Krovopuskov of Russia in 1976 and 1980 and Jean-Francois Lamour of France in 1984 and 1988.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was among those to congratulate Szilágyi on his Facebook page on Saturday afternoon.

Gergely Siklósi of Hungary won the silver medal after he lost to Romain Cannone of France 15-10 in the men’s epee final on Sunday.

MTI Photo: Tibor Illyés 

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