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Pál Schmitt

Full name: Pál Schmitt
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: May 13, 1942 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Vörös Meteor, Budapest (HUN) / MTK, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Husband of Katalin Makray-Schmitt.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Pál Schmitt competed at three Olympics as a fencer, winning team épée gold medals in 1968 and 1972. This was but a prelude to a career in sports administration and politics. Schmitt ended his competitive career in 1977. He was secretary-general of the Magyar Olympic Committee from 1983-88 and served as Hungarian Under-Secretary of Sports from 1981-90. He later became a diplomat, serving as Hungary's ambassador to Spain in 1993-97, and Switzerland in 1999-2002, and he was additionally posted to Andorra in 1995.

Schmitt was made an IOC Member in 1983, and later served roles on multiple IOC Commissions, including serving as a member of the Executive Board from 1991-99, and serving four years as an IOC Vice-President, including 1st Vice-President in 1998-99. He was also a member of the Athletes Commission, Study Commission for the Preparation of the Olympic Games, Coordination Commissions for the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Winter Games, Eligibility Commission, Olympic Movement Commission, Olympic Collectors’ Commission, Sport and Environment Commission, and the Council of the Olympic Order.

In 2002 Schmitt ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Budapest. In 2009 he was elected a member of the European Parliament and served as vice-chair of the Committee on Culture and Education. In July 2009 he became a Vice-President of the European Parliament, and in 2010 was named Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary. Later that year he was elected President of Hungary, receiving 263 of 322 Parliamentary votes, and was sworn in in August 2010. He served in that role until April 2012, when he voluntarily resigned.

In 1992 Schmitt earned a doctorate at the Testnevelési Egyetem, or University of Physical Education. In January 2012 he was accused by a Hungarian magazine of having plagiarized his doctor thesis. His academic title was revoked in March 2012 by Semmelweis University, and his Presidential resignation noted that this scandal affected his ability to govern effectively and had divided the country.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Épée, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Hungary HUN 6 p1 r3/5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Men's Épée, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Men's Épée, Team Hungary HUN 4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 6 1972-09-04 1 4 16 24
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1972-09-04 Pongratz (ROU) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 2 2
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1972-09-04 Brodin (FRA) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 2 2
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1972-09-04 Gonsior (POL) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 4 4
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1972-09-04 Trost (AUT) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 3 3
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Paramonov (URS) 4 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool Four 1 1972-09-04 4 1 24 16
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool Four 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Giger (SUI) 4 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool Four 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Istrate (ROU) 4 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool Four 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Netburn (USA) 1 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool Four 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Schulze (GDR) 2 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool Four 2 1972-09-04 Janikowski (POL) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 4 4
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 1 1972-09-04 4 1 22 10
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Müller (AUT) 3 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Pongratz (ROU) 0 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Calderón (MEX) 2 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 1 1972-09-04 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Obst (CAN) 0 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 2 1972-09-04 Jönsson (SWE) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 2 2

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1968-10-25 1 0 7 4
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1968-10-25 HUN 7, URS 4 7 1
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1968-10-25 Kriss (URS) , Schmitt (HUN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1T 1968-10-25 Vitebskiy (URS) Draw, Schmitt (HUN) Draw
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1968-10-25 Schmitt (HUN) , Nikanchikov (URS)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 NC 1968-10-25 Smolyakov (URS) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 3 0 33 9
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 HUN 8, AUT 3 8 2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two NC 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) Not contested, Polzhuber (AUT) Not contested
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Battig (AUT)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Losert (AUT)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-24 Birnbaum (AUT) , Schmitt (HUN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 HUN 11, MEX 4 11 2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Castillejos (MEX)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1T 1968-10-24 Pérez (MEX) Draw, Schmitt (HUN) Draw
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Fernández (MEX)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-24 Calderón (MEX) , Schmitt (HUN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 HUN 14, AUS 2 14 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-24 Hobby (AUS) , Schmitt (HUN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Macken (AUS)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Jennings (AUS)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-24 Schmitt (HUN) , Ronald (AUS)
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1972-09-09 1 0 8 4
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1972-09-09 HUN 8, SUI 4 8 2
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1972-09-09 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Evéquoz (SUI) 2 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1972-09-09 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Lötscher (SUI) 4 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1972-09-09 Giger (SUI) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 1 1
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout for 1/2 NC 1972-09-09 Kauter (SUI) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1972-09-09 1 0 8 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1972-09-09 HUN 8, URS 5 8 1
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1T 1972-09-09 Kriss (URS) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 5 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1972-09-09 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Zažitski (URS) 2 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two NC 1972-09-09 Paramonov (URS) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1972-09-09 Valetov (URS) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 2 2
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1972-09-09 1 0 9 1
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1972-09-09 HUN 9, POL 1 9 2
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1972-09-09 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Andrzejewski (POL) 4 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Three NC 1972-09-09 Janikowski (POL) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Three NC 1972-09-09 Nielaba (POL) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1972-09-09 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Gonsior (POL) 3 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 2 1 31 14
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-08 SWE 10, HUN 5 5 1
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-08 von Essen (SWE) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 1 1
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1T 1972-09-08 Sundberg (SWE) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 5 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-08 Jönsson (SWE) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 4 4
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Edling (SWE) 1 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 HUN 10, FRG 4 10 2
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1T 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Behr (FRG) 5 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Hehn (FRG) 3 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Hein (FRG) 3 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1T 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Jung (FRG) 5 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 HUN 16, DEN 0 16 4
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Askjær-Friis (DEN) 3 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Bjerre-Poulsen (DEN) 3 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Kemnitz (DEN) 1 5
1972 Summer 30 München Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Three 1 1972-09-08 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Münster (DEN) 1 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1976-07-29 0 1 6 7
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1976-07-29 1 0 8 0
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1976-07-29 HUN 8, NOR 0 8 1
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1976-07-29 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Normann (NOR) 2 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four NC 1976-07-29 Koppang (NOR) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1T 1976-07-29 Mørch (NOR) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 5 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four NC 1976-07-29 Moe (NOR) Not contested, Schmitt (HUN) Not contested
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 3 0 30 11
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 HUN 8, FRA 2 8 1
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Boisse (FRA) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 4 4
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Jeanne (FRA) 2 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Riboud (FRA) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 2 2
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two NC 1976-07-28 Schmitt (HUN) Not contested, Ladègaillerie (FRA) Not contested
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 HUN 11, FIN 5 11 3
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Salminen (FIN) 2 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Pelli (FIN) 1 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Hurme (FIN) 3 5
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Hulkkonen (FIN) 5, Schmitt (HUN) 1 1
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