What a great record it is😮 The #greatest #fencer ever #hungary #hungarian

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Aladár Gerevich (16 March 1910 in Jászberény – 14 May 1991 in Budapest) was a fencer from Hungary, regarded as “the greatest Olympic swordsman ever”. He won gold medals in sabre in six Olympics.

Gerevich is the only athlete to win the same event six times (despite two games passed because of the Second World War). The War could not interfere with perhaps his most impressive record, however; he won gold medals in 1932 and 1960, an unprecedented 28 years apart. This record for the most years between first and last Olympic medals was tied by equestrian Mark Todd of New Zealand in 2012.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alad%C3%A1r_Gerevich