Vilmoș Szabo

Vilmoș Szabo

Szabo in 2014
Personal information
Born (1964-12-30) 30 December 1964
Brașov, Romania[1]
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport Fencing
Event(s) Sabre
Club CSA Steaua Bucureşti[2]
Coached by Mihai Ticusan
Ladislau Rohonyi[2]

Vilmoș Szabo (Hungarian: Vilmos Szabó, born 30 December 1964) is a retired Romanian sabre fencer. He competed at the 1984, 1992 and 1996 Olympics and won a team bronze medal in 1984.[1][3]

He is an ethnic Hungarian[4] and he married Olympic foil medallist Reka Zsofia Lazăr. They moved to Germany in 1993 and became fencing coaches at TSV Bayer Dormagen. Since 2008 Vilmoș Szabo coaches the German national sabre team. Under his direction, Nicolas Limbach earned a gold medal in the 2009 World Championships and Germany won the first World team gold medal in their history in the 2014 World Championships.

Szabo and his wife have two sons, Matyas and Marc. Matyas is a sabre fencer and member of the German national team.


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  1. 1 2 "Vilmoș Szabo Olympic Results". Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  2. 1 2 Vilmoș Szabo. Romanian Olympic Committee
  3. "Olympics Statistics: Vilmoș Szabo". Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  4. Mircea Dominte (6 September 2013). "Origini ungurești pentru medalii olimpice românești" (in Romanian).
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