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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Fencer Mangiarotti continues incredible medal streak

    It would be hard, if not impossible, to find a fencer who could match the achievements of Edoardo Mangiarotti? The Italian legend was 33 years old when he arrived in Helsinki. By that stage, he had already been an Olympian for half of his life, having made his debut as a teenager at the 1936 Games in Berlin.
    03 Aug 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | London 1948

    Aladar Gerevich, one of the greatest of all Olympic fencers

    The Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich is one of the greatest of all Olympic fencers. He won six successive gold medals in the sabre team events from the 1932 Games through to 1960 – if it hadn't been for the interruption for the Second World War, that total may well have been eight. Nevertheless, that gap of 28 years between gold medals has never been matched.
    29 Jul 1948 | London 1948, Hungary, Fencing
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Hungary’s Piller of strength shines in the fencing

    György Piller’s long and successful association with fencing began at the Ludovica Military Academy in Hungary, where he combined his military education with training at the academy’s fencing school.
    13 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Hungary, Fencing
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Fencing great Gerevich comes of age

    Hungarian fencer Aladár Gerevich enjoyed one of the greatest Olympic careers of all time, and its genesis can be traced back to Los Angeles 1932.
    11 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Piot leads French fencing charge

    At the 1932 Olympic Games, the need for discipline and fair play among the participants in the fencing competitions was even more acute than usual, due to a notable lack of experienced judges. As the Official Report comments, with the majority of people qualified to adjudicate being based in Europe, of those who had travelled to Los Angeles, most were competitors.
    07 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Fuchs underlines Hungarian sabre supremacy

    Just as the Belgians reigned supreme in the epée and the Italians showed their prowess in the foil, in the sabre events it was the Hungarians who underlined their status as world masters, completing a clean sweep in the individual competition and winning gold in the team competition.
    14 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Anspach spearheads Belgians to epée golds

    In the absence of the traditionally strong French, who boycotted the fencing competitions at the 1912 Games due to a disagreement over the rules, the Belgians dominated the epée events in Stockholm, winning the team gold and occupying two of the three podium spots in the individual event.
    13 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
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