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Leon Pyrgos

Full name: Leonidas "Leon" Pyrgos
Original name: Λεωνίδας "Λέων" Πύργος
Gender: Male
Born: 1874 in Mantinea, Peloponnesos, Greece
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Although he became the first Greek to win an Olympic event since ancient times, not a lot is known about Leon Pyrgos, a 22-year-old Athenian hailing originally from the Arcadian city of Mantinea. His father, Nikolaos Pyrgos, was the president of the first sports club in Athens, Athinaikos (renamed Athletikos Syllogos in 1896). A fencing instructor, Pyrgos would later publish various manuals for the sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer Athina Fencing Men's Foil, Masters, Individual Greece GRE 1 Gold

Men's Foil, Masters, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result