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Rudolf Cvetko

Full name: Rudolf Cvetko
Gender: Male
Born: November 17, 1880 in Senožeče, Divača, Slovenia
Died: December 15, 1977 in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Affiliations: Union Fechtclub, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Rudolf Cvetko was the first Slovene to compete at the Olympic Games and the first to win an Olympic medal. Cvetko attended school in Ljubljana and then at a military academy in Trieste. He then served in the 16th Hungarian Infantry Regiment in Zagreb and Bjelovar, Croatia. After leaving the military in 1913 he worked as a physical education teacher at the state grammar school in Gorizia. Cvetko re-entered the Army for World War I, earning a bronze service medal in 1916, and he stayed in the military as a weapons officer, retiring in 1926.

Cvetko first learned fencing in 1904 at the gymnastics and fencing school of the Austro-Hungarian Army in Wiener Neustadt. By 1905 he was already a fencing instructor and judge. He finished second in the Austrian sabre championships in 1907 as well as second in the Austrian foil championships in 1912. After his military retirement he headed the fencing section of the Ilirija Club, but after 1945 he concentrated on developing young fencers in Slovenia and his work with the Slovenian Fencing Federation. In his honor, Slovenia has issued a 3-euro coin with his likeness on it.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Austria AUT 5 p15 r1/4
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Austria AUT 2 Silver

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BL
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Fifteen 5 1912-07-07 3

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool 2 1912-07-15 2 1 24 20
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1912-07-15 HUN 11, AUT 5 5 2
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1912-07-15 Mészáros (HUN) 3, Cvetko (AUT) 1 1
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1912-07-15 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Cvetko (AUT) 0 0
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 Cvetko (AUT) 3, Berti (HUN) 1 3
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 Cvetko (AUT) 3, Schenker (HUN) 2 3
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout D 1 1912-07-15 AUT 10, BOH 6 10 2
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Team Bout E 1 1912-07-15 AUT 9, NED 3 9 2
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1912-07-14 2 1 27 21
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1912-07-14 HUN 11, AUT 5 5 1
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1912-07-14 AUT 11, ITA 5 11 0
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Four 1 1912-07-14 2 0 17 6
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