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Attila Keresztes

Full name: Attila Keresztes
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 18, 1928 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 27, 2002 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: BVSC, Budapest (HUN) / NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: HUN Hungary, USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Attila Keresztes was a member of the 1956 Hungarian sabre team which, led by the great Rudolf Karpati and Aladár Gerevich, won the gold medal. With Gene Hámori, Keresztes defected after the Olympics and made the US Olympic team in 1964. In the United States he represented the New York Athletic Club in competition, and won or shared four national championships: the 1962-63 team sabre, and the 1964 individual sabre and team three-weapon. Keresztes had an engineering degree, but he developed a problem with alcohol abuse and ended up driving a cab in Manhattan. He wound up in a wheelchair and returned to Hungary in the late 90s, taking up an offer from the Hungarian sports ministry’s office to provide him with medical care, an apartment, and a pension. He died in Budapest in 2002.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 6 p1 r2/4
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 7T

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 6 1964-10-19 3 4 19 31
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Rylsky (URS) 5, Keresztes (USA) 1 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Wellmann (GER) 5, Keresztes (USA) 0 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Pézsa (HUN) 5, Keresztes (USA) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Parent (FRA) 3 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Calarese (ITA) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Funamizu (JPN) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Vintilă (ROU) 5, Keresztes (USA) 1 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 4 1 22 13
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 Bakonyi (HUN) 5, Keresztes (USA) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Theuerkauff (GER) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Kitao (JPN) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Echeverry (COL) 0 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-19 Keresztes (USA) 5, Madani (IRI) 0 5

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1956-12-03 3 0 30 15
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1956-12-03 HUN 9, POL 4 9 2
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1956-12-03 HUN 9, URS 7 9 3
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1956-12-03 HUN 12, FRA 4 12 4
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-12-03 1 0 9 1
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-12-03 HUN 9, USA 1 9 3
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Final Pool Pool for 5/6 3T 1964-10-23 0 1 5 9
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Final Pool Pool for 5/6 2 1964-10-23 GER 9, USA 5 5 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Final Pool Pool for 5/6 1 1964-10-23 Keresztes (USA) 5, Köstner (GER) 3 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Final Pool Pool for 5/6 2 1964-10-23 Allisat (GER) 5, Keresztes (USA) 4 4
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Final Pool Pool for 5/6 2 1964-10-23 Wellmann (GER) 5, Keresztes (USA) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Final Pool Pool for 5/6 NC 1964-10-23 Keresztes (USA) Not contested, Theuerkauff (GER) Not contested
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-23 0 1 4 9
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-23 URS 9, USA 4 4 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-23 Asatiani (URS) 5, Keresztes (USA) 4 4
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-23 Mavlikhanov (URS) 5, Keresztes (USA) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1964-10-23 Keresztes (USA) 5, Rakita (URS) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three NC 1964-10-23 Keresztes (USA) Not contested, Rylsky (URS) Not contested