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Dániel Magay

Full name: Dániel Magay
Gender: Male
Born: April 6, 1932 in Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary
Affiliations: BVSC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


After helping Hungary win a gold medal in team sabre at the Melbourne Olympics, Dániel Magay defected to the United States, as did many of Hungary’s 1956 Olympians, in response to the Soviet crushing of the October Revolution. He settled near the Bay Area, where he studied engineering and chemistry while waiting tables and washing dishes to earn room and board. He joined a new Silicon Valley firm called Raychem, and eventually became chief of research there. He won three US titles in sabre (1957-58, 1961) in the early years after his arrival in his new country.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool 1 1956-12-03 3 0 30 15
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Fencing Hungary HUN Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1956-12-03 HUN 12, FRA 4 12 2
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