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SZILAGYI Aron
NOC Hungary   
GenderMen
Born 14 Jan 1990 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Wife Betti Szanto
Residence Budapest, HUN
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, French, Hungarian
Higher education International Relations - Eotvos Lorand University: Budapest, HUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age nine at Vasas SC in Budapest, Hungary.
Why this sport? His mother took him to a fencing club.
Club / Team Vasas SC: Budapest, HUN
Name of coach Andras Decsi [personal], HUN
Handedness Right
General Interest
Most influential person in career His first trainer Gyorgy Gerevich. (Athlete, 03 Oct 2011)
Hero / Idol Hungarian fencers Aladar Gerevich and Gyorgy Gerevich. (Athlete, 03 Oct 2011)
Injuries He injured his right ankle while competing at the 2015 European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland. (beac.hu, 15 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You can't always win but you always have to try." (Athlete, 03 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours He was named the 2016 Male Athlete of the Year in Hungary. (indialivetoday.com, 13 Jan 2017)

He was flag bearer for Hungary at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fie.org, 05 Aug 2016)

In 2012 he was named an honorary citizen of both Budapest and Hevizgyork in Hungary. He also received a Hungarian Order of Merit in the same year. (Facebook page, 30 Mar 2016)

He was named Hungarian Fencer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. (Facebook page, 30 Mar 2016)
Ambitions To win a third gold medal at the Olympic Games. (24.hu, 19 Mar 2017)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
In January 2017 he was elected president of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athletes' Commission. (fie.org, 04 Jan 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Individual Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 1 Individual Sabre London, England
2008 7 Team Sabre Beijing, China
World Championships
2018 3 Team Sabre Wuxi, China
2018 7 Individual Sabre Wuxi, China
2017 2 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2015 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Moscow, Russia
2014 3 Team Sabre Kazan, Russia
2014 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Kazan, Russia
2013 3 Individual Sabre Budapest, Hungary
2011 6 Individual Sabre Catania, Italy
2011 6 Team Sabre Catania, Italy
2010 6 Individual Sabre Paris, France
2009 3 Team Sabre Antalya, Turkey
2007 1 Team Sabre St. Petersburg, Russia
European Championships
2018 5 Individual Sabre Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 2 Individual Sabre Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 3 Team Sabre Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 6 Individual Sabre Torun, Poland
2015 1 Individual Sabre Montreux, Switzerland
2013 2 Team Sabre Zagreb, Croatia
2011 3 Individual Sabre Sheffield, England
2008 7 Team Sabre Kiev, Ukraine