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Jenő Fuchs

Full name: Jenő Fuchs (-Fekete)
Gender: Male
Born: October 29, 1882 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 14, 1955 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Edison KE
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 4 Gold (4 Total)

Biography

Jenő Fuchs was the best sabre fencer before World War I, winning both the individual and team sabre golds at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. Fuchs, who rarely competed, barely made the 1908 Hungarian Olympic team by finishing eighth and securing the last place at the 1908 Hungarian Olympic trials, but at the Olympics, Fuchs won the gold medal with ease, losing only 2 of 22 bouts, and then led the Hungarian team to a gold medal in the team competition.

After the 1908 Olympics, Fuchs stopped competing, instead concentrating on his law studies, graduating from the University of Budapest (now Eötvös Loránd University) with a doctor of law degree in 1911. He returned to fencing in 1912 and defended his Olympic individual sabre title with ease, winning 9 bouts, losing two and drawing one. Fuchs won his fourth Olympic gold in the 1912 team sabre event.

Fuchs missed the 1920 Olympics as Hungary was not invited to the games as an aggressor nation in World War I, but he made the Hungarian 1924 Olympic team, although he did not compete, giving a younger teammate a chance. Fuchs also tried to make the 1928 Hungarian Olympic team, but past his prime, did not make it.

Besides fencing, Fuchs was also known as a top ranked rower and bobsledder in Hungary. Outside of sports, he ran his own attorney’s office and also worked with the Budapest stock market. During World War II, Fuchs volunteered for the Army, served with the Hungarian Second Army, and was awarded the Iron Cross second class. After the war, Fuchs was arrested by officials of the newly formed People’s Republic of Hungary and spent his final years in a Budapest prison.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL BT TD
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1908-07-24 6 0 1
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1908-07-23 6 1
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round Two Pool One 1 1908-07-20 3 1
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Eleven 1 1908-07-18 5 0
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1912-07-18 6 1
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #1 1 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Békessy (HUN) 0 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #2 1 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Mészáros (HUN) 2 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #3 1 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Nadi (ITA) 2 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #4 1 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Tóth (HUN) 1 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #5 1 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Werkner (HUN) 2 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #6 1 1912-07-18 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Földes (HUN) 0 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Bout #17 2 1912-07-18 Schenker (HUN) 3, Fuchs (HUN) 0 0
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1912-07-18 1 1
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Pool Six 1T 1912-07-17 0
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Pool Ten 1T 1912-07-16

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TBW/TD IBW MW ML BW BL TD
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1908-07-23 HUN 9, BOH 7 9 3
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1908-07-23 Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr. (BOH) , Fuchs (HUN)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1908-07-23 Fuchs (HUN) , Tuček (BOH)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1908-07-23 Fuchs (HUN) , Lada-Sázavský (BOH)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1908-07-23 Fuchs (HUN) , Schejbal (BOH)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Team Bout B 1 1908-07-22 HUN 11, ITA 5 11 2
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Team Bout B 2 1908-07-22 Bertinetti (ITA) , Fuchs (HUN)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Team Bout B 1 1908-07-22 Fuchs (HUN) , Ceccherini (ITA)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Team Bout B 2 1908-07-22 Olivier (ITA) , Fuchs (HUN)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Team Bout B 1 1908-07-22 Fuchs (HUN) , Pirzio Biroli (ITA)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Team Bout C 1 HUN 9, GER 0 9 2
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Team Bout C 1 Fuchs (HUN) , Erckrath de Bary (GER)
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Team Bout C NC Fuchs (HUN) Not contested, Krünert (GER) Not contested
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Team Bout C NC Fuchs (HUN) Not contested, Petri (GER) Not contested
1908 Summer 25 London Fencing Hungary HUN Round One Team Bout C 1 Fuchs (HUN) , Jack (GER)
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1912-07-15 3 0 24 8
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 HUN 11, AUT 5 11 4
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Cvetko (AUT) 0 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Verderber (AUT) 1 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Herschmann (AUT) 1 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-15 Fuchs (HUN) 3, Golling (AUT) 1 3
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1912-07-14 3 0 33 13
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1912-07-14 HUN 11, AUT 5 11 4
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1912-07-14 HUN 9, ITA 5 9 4
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Fencing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1912-07-14 HUN 13, GER 3 13 3
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