Full name: IstvÃ¡n Ãnekes
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: February 20, 1911 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 2, 1940 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: BVSC, Budapest (HUN)
Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Miksa Bondi.
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
IstvÃ¡n Ãnekes died in January 1940 in Budapest under uncertain circumstances. Various sources indicate that he took his own life before the German Gestapo could get hold of him. Other sources, such as the Hungarian Olympic Committee, claim that he had suffered a nervous breakdown after marriage problems and was admitted to hospital, where he jumped out a window. In 1928, he took part in the national Olympic trials, but was defeated by [Tony Kocsis] (/athletes/3813), who eventually became gold medal winner in Amsterdam. In 1930 and 1934 Ãnekes become European champion in the flyweight and the bantamweight classes, respectively. He competed for the Hungarian national team 26 times and won a total of four national titles. In the year of his Olympic victory, Ãnekes was awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit. His brother, non-Olympian Vilmos Ãnekes was also a boxer, winning the European Featherweight Championship in 1937. IstvÃ¡n worked as a railway conductor and also competed for the railway workersâ sports club.
|1932 Summer||21||Los Angeles||Boxing||Men's Flyweight||Hungary||HUN||1||Gold|
|1932 Summer||21||Los Angeles||Boxing||Hungary||HUN||Final Round||Match 1/2||1||1932-08-13||Ãnekes (HUN) , CabaÃ±as (MEX)||decision|
|1932 Summer||21||Los Angeles||Boxing||Hungary||HUN||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1932-08-11||Ãnekes (HUN) , Salica (USA)||decision|
|1932 Summer||21||Los Angeles||Boxing||Hungary||HUN||Quarter-Finals||Match #4||1||1932-08-10||Ãnekes (HUN) , Rodriguez (ITA)||decision|
|1932 Summer||21||Los Angeles||Boxing||Hungary||HUN||Round One||Match #7||1||1932-08-09||Ãnekes (HUN) , Fayaud (FRA)||decision|