Aladár Gerevich

Aladár Gerevich

Jászberény, Jászberényi járás, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary
Death 14 May 1991 (aged 81)
Burial Farkasrét, Hegyvidék, Budapest, Hungary
Memorial ID 15196256 · View Source
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Fencing Champion. A specialist in the sabre, he was the only athlete in any sport to win gold medals in six consecutive Olympics. Gerevich led the Hungarian Sabre Team to victory in 1932 (Los Angeles), 1936 (Berlin), 1948 (London), 1952 (Helsinki), 1956 (Melbourne), and 1960 (Rome). He also won the Individual bronze in 1936, the Individual gold in 1948, and the Individual silver and Foil Team bronze in 1952, for 10 medals overall. Gerevich was born in Jaszbereny, Hungary. He might have become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history if World War II had not cancelled competition in 1940 and 1944. Told he was too old to compete in the 1960 games, the 50 year-old Gerevich challenged the entire Hungarian team, and defeated them all. He was the oldest gold medalist at that event. His wife, Erna Bogen, and son, Pal Gerevich, were also Olympic medalists in fencing.

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