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Leon Pyrgos

Full name: Leonidas "Leon" Pyrgos
Original name: Λεωνίδας "Λέων" Πύργος
Gender: Male
Born: 1874 in Mantinea, Peloponnesos, Greece
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Although he became the first Greek to win an Olympic event since ancient times, not a lot is known about Leon Pyrgos, a 22-year-old Athenian hailing originally from the Arcadian city of Mantinea. His father, Nikolaos Pyrgos, was the president of the first sports club in Athens, Athinaikos (renamed Athletikos Syllogos in 1896). A fencing instructor, Pyrgos would later publish various manuals for the sport.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer Athina Fencing Men's Foil, Masters, Individual Greece GRE 1 Gold

Men's Foil, Masters, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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