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Béla Békessy

Full name: Béla Százados Békessy
Gender: Male
Born: November 16, 1875 in Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary
Died: July 6, 1916 in Volyn-Podilsk Upland, Volyn, Ukraine
Affiliations: MAC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Béla Bekéssy competed with all three fencing weapons at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, winning a silver medal with his best weapon, the sabre. He was trained by László Borsody and [Italo Santelli]. Békessy won multiple Hungarian titles between 1901-07, and was also Hungarian dressage champion in 1907.

In World War I Békessy joined the 2nd Hussars Regiment where he served on the Russian Front. For his actions in taking over 200 Russian prisoners-of-war and securing a cache of secret Russian documents he was given the Hungarian Iron Crown for bravery. Shortly after that he was killed in action in Volyn-Podilsk Upland in the Ukraine. Békessy is remembered by an annual fencing tournament in his honor in Hungary.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Hungary HUN 7
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Hungary HUN 7T p15 r1/4
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Hungary HUN 2 Silver

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 7 1912-07-08 1 6 20 34
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1912-07-08 1
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1T 1912-07-07 0
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Nine 1T 1912-07-06 1

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BL
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Fifteen 7T 1912-07-12 5

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TD
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 2 1912-07-18 5 2
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #1 2 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Békessy (HUN) 0 0
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #7 1 1912-07-18 Békessy (HUN) 3, Schenker (HUN) 2 3
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #8 1 1912-07-18 Békessy (HUN) 3, Nadi (ITA) 0 3
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #9 1 1912-07-18 Békessy (HUN) 3, Tóth (HUN) 0 3
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #10 1 1912-07-18 Békessy (HUN) 3, Werkner (HUN) 2 3
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #11 1 1912-07-18 Békessy (HUN) 3, Földes (HUN) 1 3
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #12 2 1912-07-18 Mészáros (HUN) 3, Békessy (HUN) 2 2
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1912-07-18 5 0
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1T 1912-07-17 1
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Seven 1 1912-07-16 3 0
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