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George Worth

Full name: George Worth
Other name(s): György Worth
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 1, 1915 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 15, 2006 in Orangeburg, New York, United States
Title: Vitéz
Affiliations: Salle Santelli, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

George Worth began fencing while a youth in Hungary at the Salle Santelli, the salle d'armes of Italo Santelli, the preeminent sabre coach of all-time and the father of Giorgio Santelli, five-time U.S. Olympic coach. Because of the unstable political climate in Hungary in 1937, Worth decided to emigrate to the United States but was unable to do so directly. He spent two years in Cuba where he won the Cuban national sabre championships and fenced frequently with Commandante Ramón Fonst, the Olympic champion of 1900 and 1904. Worth was a member of the U.S. Olympic teams in 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960. In 1948, besides the team bronze medal, he finished fifth in the sabre individual, and this is regarded as the outstanding accomplishment of an American sabreur internationally in that era. Worth won the AFLA National Championship in sabre individual in 1954 and was a member of 14 national championship teams, representing the Salle Santelli his entire career. He was also a member of three Pan American teams, winning a gold medal for sabre team in 1951 (with Frederick Weber, Tibor Nyilas, Nate Lubell, Byron Krieger, and Joe de Capriles), 1955 (with Tibor Nyilas, Dick Dyer, and Allan Kwartler) and 1959 (with Allan Kwartler, Robert Blum, Tibor Nyilas, and the non-Olympians Walter Farber and William Goering) and a silver medal in sabre individual in 1951 as well as in 1955. At the 1959 PanAm Games in Chicago he spoke the Oath of Participation on behalf of all athletes in both English and Spanish.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 5 p2 r2/4
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 7 p2 r3/4
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 5T
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool 5 1948-08-13 2 5 26 27
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #4 2 1948-08-13 Gerevich (HUN) 5, Worth (USA) 2 2
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #9 2 1948-08-13 Pinton (ITA) 5, Worth (USA) 3 3
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #15 2 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Worth (USA) 4 4
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #18 2 1948-08-13 Lefèvre (FRA) 5, Worth (USA) 4 4
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #22 1 1948-08-13 Worth (USA) 5, Nyilas (USA) 1 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #23 1 1948-08-13 Worth (USA) 5, Haro (MEX) 1 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #24 2 1948-08-13 Darè (ITA) 5, Worth (USA) 3 3
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1948-08-13 5 1 18
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Two 3 1948-08-13 4 2 24
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Two 5 1952-07-31 3 4 28 27
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 7 1956-12-05 2 22 32
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1956-12-05 3 21 21
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool 4 Barrage for 3-5 1 1956-12-05 1 9 6
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 3 1956-12-05 3 16 10

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool 3 1948-08-11 1 2 24 23
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 HUN 10, USA 6 6 2
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1948-08-11 Worth (USA) 5, Gerevich (HUN) 2 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1948-08-11 Worth (USA) 5, Rajcsányi (HUN) 4 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, Worth (USA) 0 0
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Kárpáti (HUN) 5, Worth (USA) 4 4
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1948-08-11 ITA 8/61, USA 8/59 8/59 2
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1948-08-11 Turcato (ITA) 5, Worth (USA) 4 4
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 1 1948-08-11 Worth (USA) 5, Darè (ITA) 3 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 1 1948-08-11 Worth (USA) 5, Racca (ITA) 2 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1948-08-11 Pinton (ITA) 5, Worth (USA) 1 1
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 USA 10, BEL 5 10 2
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 Worth (USA) 5, Laermans (BEL) 2 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1948-08-11 Yves (BEL) 5, Worth (USA) 4 4
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 Worth (USA) 5, Bayot (BEL) 3 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1948-08-11 de Bourguignon (BEL) 5, Worth (USA) 0 0
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1948-08-11 2 0 20 7
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 USA 9, NED 2 9 1
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 1 0 11 5
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 USA 11, GBR 5 11 3
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1948-08-10 1 0 14 2
1948 Summer 33 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1948-08-10 USA 14, GRE 2 14 4
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool 4 1952-07-30 0 3 13 33
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1952-07-30 ITA 12, USA 4 4 2
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1952-07-30 FRA 8, USA 6 6 2
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1952-07-30 2 0 19 11
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1952-07-30 USA 9, GBR 5 9 3
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1952-07-30 USA 10, POL 6 10 4
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-29 1 0 11 5
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-29 USA 11, GER 5 11 3
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1952-07-29 1 0 9 2
1952 Summer 37 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1952-07-29 USA 9, SUI 2 9 2
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 3 1956-12-03 0 2 7 19
1956 Summer 41 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-12-03 POL 10, USA 6 6 2
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1960-09-10 0 1 6 9
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1960-09-10 ITA 9, USA 6 6 2
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) 5, Calanchini (ITA) 4 5
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 NC 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) Not contested, Ravagnan (ITA) Not contested
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) 5, Chicca (ITA) 4 5
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1960-09-10 Calarese (ITA) 5, Worth (USA) 4 4
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 2 0 25 6
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 USA 16, MAR 0 16 4
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) 5, El-Fassy (MAR) 3 5
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) 5, Sebti (MAR) 2 5
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) 5, Ben Joullon (MAR) 0 5
1960 Summer 45 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Worth (USA) 5, Ben Gualid (MAR) 3 5
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