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Pál Kovács

Full name: Pál Ádám Kovács
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: July 17, 1912 in Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary
Died: July 8, 1995 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Honvéd Tiszti Vívó Klub ÖT/Ganz-Mávag SportegyesületMávag SportegyesületVasas Sport Club
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Father of Attila Kovács; Father of Tamás Kovács.

Medals: 6 Gold, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Pál Kovács began his sports career as a promising hurdler, but he later turned to fencing and was a member of the winning Hungarian sabre team at five successive Olympics (1936-1960). In the individual sabre he was Olympic champion in 1953 after winning a bronze in 1948. Kovács was also world sabre champion in 1937 and 1953. In 1980, he became vice-president of the Fédération International d’Éscrime (FIE).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Hungary HUN 6T
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 3 1948-08-13 5 2 33 24
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #2 2 1948-08-13 Gerevich (HUN) 5, Kovács (HUN) 4 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #13 1 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Pinton (ITA) 3 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #14 1 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Lefèvre (FRA) 2 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #15 1 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Worth (USA) 4 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #16 1 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Darè (ITA) 4 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #17 1 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Nyilas (USA) 1 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #28 2 1948-08-13 Haro (MEX) 5, Kovács (HUN) 4 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1948-08-13 6 0
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1948-08-13 6 0
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1952-08-01 8 0 19
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1952-08-01 5 0 6
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1952-07-31 6 0 14
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 6T 1956-12-05 2 25 30
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-12-05 6 30 13
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1956-12-05 4 23 10

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TBW/TD IBW TD MW ML
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1936-08-13 3 0 32 10
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1936-08-13 HUN 13, GER 3 13 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Heim (GER) 0 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Esser (GER) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Jörger (GER) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Wahl (GER) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1936-08-13 HUN 10, POL 1 10 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C NC 1936-08-13 Zaczyk (POL) Not contested, Kovács (HUN) Not contested
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Papée (POL) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Suski (POL) 3 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Dobrowolski (POL) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 44 4 3 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 HUN 14, USA 2 14 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 de Capriles (USA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 3 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, De Nagy (USA) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Cohn-Armitage (USA) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Stewart (USA) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 HUN 15, NED 1 15 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Montfoort (NED) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Mosman (NED) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Schriever (NED) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, van Wieringen (NED) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-12 14 2 1 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-12 HUN 14, URU 2 14 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1936-08-12 Rodríguez (URU) 5, Kovács (HUN) 2 2
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, Rolando (URU) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, Lista (URU) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, de la Fuente (URU) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-12 16 0 1 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-12 HUN 16, DEN 0 16 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, Leidersdorff (DEN) 3 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, Sørensen (DEN) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, Christiansen (DEN) 0 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-12 Kovács (HUN) 5, Jacobsen (DEN) 2 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1948-08-11 29 13 3 0
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1948-08-11 HUN 10, ITA 6 10 2
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1948-08-11 Darè (ITA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 3 3
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Turcato (ITA) 2 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1948-08-11 Pinton (ITA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 1 1
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Racca (ITA) 2 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1948-08-11 HUN 10, USA 6 10 3
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 3 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Flynn (USA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 4 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Worth (USA) 0 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Cetrulo (USA) 3 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1948-08-11 HUN 9, BEL 1 9 3
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C NC 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) Not contested, Nys (BEL) Not contested
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Jassogne (BEL) 0 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Bayot (BEL) 1 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Yves (BEL) 4 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1948-08-11 27 4 2 0
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1948-08-11 HUN 15, ARG 1 15 4
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1952-07-30 34 13 3 0
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1952-07-30 HUN 8, ITA 7 8 2
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1952-07-30 HUN 13, FRA 3 13 3
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1952-07-30 HUN 13, USA 3 13 2
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1952-07-30 38 10 3 0
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1952-07-30 HUN 13, BEL 3 13 4
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Five 1 1952-07-29 30 2 2 0
1952 Summer 39 Helsinki Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Five 1 1952-07-29 HUN 15, SAA 1 15 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1956-12-03 30 15 3 0
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1956-12-03 HUN 9, POL 4 9 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1956-12-03 HUN 9, URS 7 9 1
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1956-12-03 HUN 12, FRA 4 12 4
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1960-09-10 9 7 1 0
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1960-09-10 HUN 9, POL 7 9 1
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1960-09-10 Pawłowski (POL) 5, Kovács (HUN) 3 3
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1960-09-10 Zabłocki (POL) 5, Kovács (HUN) 1 1
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1960-09-10 Piątkowski (POL) 5, Kovács (HUN) 4 4
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) 5, Ochyra (POL) 0 5
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1960-09-10 9 6 1 0
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1960-09-10 HUN 9, ITA 6 9 2
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1960-09-10 Calarese (ITA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 2 2
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) 5, Chicca (ITA) 4 5
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) 5, Ravagnan (ITA) 3 5
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1960-09-10 Ferrari (ITA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 1 1
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-10 9 3 1 0
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-10 HUN 9, BEL 3 9 3
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) 5, Van Baelen (BEL) 4 5
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) 5, Ballister (BEL) 2 5
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool One NC 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) Not contested, Van Der Auwera (BEL) Not contested
1960 Summer 48 Roma Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-10 Kovács (HUN) 5, Petit (BEL) 1 5
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