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Olympic medal record
Men's Fencing
Competitor for  Hungary
Gold 1908 London Team sabre
Gold 1912 Stockholm Team sabre

Lajos Werkner (October 23, 1883, Budapest – November 12, 1943, Budapest) was a Hungarian sabre fencer.


Olympic career

He won gold medals in Team Sabre at the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games.

At the 1908 London Games, his gold medal teammates included Jewish fencers Dr. Jenö Fuchs and Oskar Gerde, both International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honorees, and Dezsö Földes. Werkner then competed in the individual sabre event and advanced to the final pool, where he finished in 8th place.

In 1912 at the Stockholm Games, his Jewish gold medal teammates were again Foldes, Fuchs, and Gerde. He also competed in the individual event, and again advanced to the final pool. Werkner finished 7th.

Hall of Fame

Werkner, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[1]

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