OLYMPIC GAMES

Between 1896 and 2004, Jews won 306 medals (137 gold, 79 silver, 90 bronze) in Olympic competition. (See Table: Jewish Olympic Medal Winners.) In addition, Alfred Hajos (Guttmann) of Hungary, a winner of Olympic swimming medals, was awarded a silver medal in architecture in 1924, and Ferenc Mezo (1885–1961) of Hungary received a 1928 gold medal in literature. As the official historian of the Olympic Games, Mezo wrote numerous articles and books on the subject. He served as a member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. (Jesse Harold Silver) \<!   \> \!jewish olympic medal "" g="Gold" s="Silver" b="Bronze" Jewish Olympic Medal Winners: G=Gold S=Silver B=Bronze   G S B 1896 Alfred Flatow, Germany, gymnastics 3 Felix Schmal, Austria, cycling. 1 Felix Flatow, Germany, gymnastics 2 Alfred Hajos-Guttmann, Hungary, swimming 2 Dr. Paul Neumann, Austria, swimming 1 Alfred Flatow, Germany, gymnastics 1 Felix Schmal, Austria, cycling. 2 Otto Herschmann, Austria, swimming 1 1900 Myer Prinstein, USA, track 1 Myer Prinstein, USA, track 1 Otto Wahle, Austria, swimming 2 Edouard Alphonse de Rothschild, France, polo 1 Siegfried Flesch, Austria, fencing 1 1904 Myer Prinstein, USA, track 2 Samuel Berger, USA, boxing 1 Daniel Frank, USA, track 1 Otto Wahle, Austria, swimming 1 1908 Dr. Jeno Fuchs, Hungary, fencing 2 Dr. Oszkar Gerde, Hungary, fencing 1 Lajos Werkner, Hungary, fencing 1 Alexandre Lippmann, France, fencing 1 Richard Weisz, Hungary, wrestling 1 Jean Stern, France, fencing 1 Alexander Lippmann, France, fencing 1 Harald Bohr, Denmark, soccer 1 Edgar Seligman, Great Britain, fencing 1 Odon Bodor, Hungary, track 1 Otto Scheff, Austria, swimming 1 Clair S. Jacobs, USA, track 1 1912 Dr. Jeno Fuchs, Hungary, fencing 2 Dr. Oszkar Gerde, Hungary, fencing 1 Lajos Werkner, Hungary, fencing 1 Gaston Salmon, Belgium, fencing 1 Jacques Ochs, Belgium, fencing 1 Edgar Seligman, Great Britain, fencing 1 Dr. Otto Herschmann, Austria, fencing 1 Abel Kiviat, USA, track 1 Alvah T. Meyer, USA, track 1 olympic games Ivan Osiier, Denmark, fencing 1 Imre Gellert, Hungary, gymnastics 1 Josephine Sticker, Austria, swimming 1 Mor Kovacs (Koczan), Hungary, track 1 1920 Samuel Mosberg, USA, boxing 1 Alexandre Lippmann, France, fencing 1 Samuel Gerson, USA, wrestling 1 Gerard Blitz, Belgium, waterpolo 1 Maurice Blitz, Belgium, waterpolo 1 Fred Meyer, USA, wrestling 1 Montgomery "Moe" Herzowitch, Canada, boxing 1 Gerard Blitz, Belgium, swimming 1 Alexandre Lippmann, France, fencing 1 1924 Harold Abrahams, Great Britain, track 1 Elias Katz, Finland, track 1 Alexandre Lippmann, France, fencing 1 Louis A. Clarke, USA, track 1 Jackie Fields, USA, boxing 1 Janos Garai, Hungary, fencing 1 Harold Abrahams, Great Britain, track 1 Elias Katz, Finland, track 1 Gerard Blitz, Belgium, waterpolo 1 Maurice Blitz, Belgium, waterpolo 1 Alfred Hajos-Guttmann, Hungary, architecture 1 Baron H.L. De Morpurgo, Italy, tennis 1 Janos Garai, Hungary, fencing 1 Sydney Jelinek, USA, crew 1 1928 Fanny Rosenfeld, Canada, track 1 Attila Petschauer, Hungary, fencing 1 Hans Haas, Austria, weightlifting 1 Dr. Sandor Gombos, Hungary, fencing 1 Janos Garai, Hungary, fencing 1 Dr. Ferenc Mezo, Hungary, literature 1 Fanny Rosenfeld, Canada, track 1 Attila Petschauer, Hungary, fencing 1 Lillian Copeland, USA, track 1 Fritzie Burger, Austria, figure skating 1 Ellis R. Smouha, Great Britain, track 1 Harry Devine, USA, boxing 1 Harry Isaacs, South Africa, boxing 1 S. Rabin, Great Britain, wrestling 1 1932 Attila Petschauer, Hungary, fencing 1 Endre Kabos, Hungary, fencing 1 Gyorgy Brody, Hungary, waterpolo 1 Miklos Skarnay, Hungary, water polo. 2 Irving Jaffee, USA, speed-skating 2 Lillian Copeland, USA, track 1 George Gulack, USA, gymnastics 1 Hans Haas, Austria, weightlifting 1 Abraham Kurland, Denmark, wrestling 1 Dr. Philip Erenberg, USA, gymnastics 1 Fritzie Burger, Austria, figure skating 1 Rudolf Ball, Germany, ice hockey 1   olympic games Endre Kabos, Hungary, fencing 1 Nikolaus Hirschl, Austria, wrestling 1 Nathan Bor, USA, Boxing 1 Albert Schwartz, USA, swimming 1 Jadwiga Wajsowna (Weiss), Poland, track 1 1936 Gyorgy Brody, Hungary, water polo 1 Miklos Skarnay, Hungary, water polo. 2 Endre Kabos, Hungary, fencing 2 Samuel Balter, USA, basketball 1 Irving Meretsky, Canada, basketball 1 Helene Mayer, Germany, fencing 1 Jadwiga Wajsowna (Weiss), Poland, track 1 Gerard Blitz, Belgium, waterpolo 1 1948 Frank Spellman, USA, weightlifting 1 Henry Wittenberg, USA, wrestling 1 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnastics 1 Dr. Steve Seymour, USA, track 1 James Fuchs, USA, track 1 Norman C. Armitage, USA, fencing 1 1952 Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnastics 1 Boris Gurevich, USSR, wrestling 1 Mikhail Perelman, USSR, gymnastics 1 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnastics 1 Judit Temes, Hungary, swimming 1 Eva Szekely, Hungary, swimming 1 Claude Netter, France, fencing 1 Dr. Gyorgy Karpati, Hungary, waterpolo 1 Sandor Geller, Hungary, soccer 1 Grigori Novak, USSR, weightlifting 1 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnastics 1 Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnastics 1 Henry Wittenberg, USA, wrestling 1 Lev Vainshtein, USSR, shooting 1 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnastics 2 Judit Temes, Hungary, swimming 1 James Fuchs, USA, track 1 1956 Alice Kertesz, Hungary, gymnastics 1 Leon Rottman, Romania, canoeing 1 Laszlo Fabian, Hungary, canoeing 1 Isaac Berger, USA, weightlifting 1 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnastics 4 Dr. Gyorgy Karpati, Hungary, waterpolo 1 Boris Gurevich, USSR, wrestling 1 1960 Mark Midler, USSR, fencing 1 Allan Jay, Great Britain, fencing 2 Vladimir Portnoi, USSR, gymnastics 1 Isaac Berger, USA, weightlifting 1 Boris Goikhman, USSR, waterpolo 1 Ildiko Uslaky-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 1 Klara Fried, Hungary, canoeing 1 Moses Blass, Brazil, basketball 1 olympic games Albert Axelrod, USA, fencing 1 Vladimir Portnoi, USSR, gymnastics 1 David Segal, Great Britain, track 1 Robert Halperin, USA, yachting 1 Rafael Grach, USSR, speed-skating 1 Leon Rottman, Romania, canoeing 1 Imre Farkas, Hungary, canoeing 1 Dr. Gyorgy Karpati, Hungary, waterpolo 1 1964 Lawrence Brown, USA, basketball 1 Gerald Ashworth, USA, track 1 Grigory Kriss, USSR, fencing 1 Mark Rakita, USSR, fencing 1 Dr. Gyorgy Karpati, Hungary, waterpolo 1 Tamas Gabor, Hungary, fencing 1 Mark Midler, USSR, fencing 1 Arpad Orban, Hungary, soccer 1 Ildiko Uslaky-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 2 Irena Kirszenstein, Poland, track 1 Yakov Rylsky, USSR, fencing 1 Irena Kirszenstein, Poland, track 2 Alain Calmat, France, figure skating 1 Marilyn Ramenofsky, USA, swimming 1 Isaac Berger, USA, weightlifting 1 Vivian Joseph, USA, figure skating 1 Ronald Joseph, USA, figure skating 1 James Bregman, USA, judo 1 Yves Dreyfus, France, fencing 1 1968 Irena Kirszenstein-Szewinska, Poland, track 1 Mark Spitz, USA, swimming 2 Victor Zinger, USSR, ice hockey 1 Boris Gurevich, USSR, wrestling 1 Valentin Mankin, USSR, yachting 1 Mark Rakita, USSR, fencing 1 Eduard Vinokurov, USSR, fencing 1 Mark Spitz, USA, swimming 1 Mark Rakita, USSR, fencing 1 Grigory Kriss, USSR, fencing 2 Josef Vitebsky, USSR, fencing 1 Semyon Belits-Geiman, USSR, swimming 1 Ildiko Uslaky-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 1 Ildiko Uslaky-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 1 Mark Spitz, USA, swimming 1 Semyon Belits-Gieman, USSR, swimming 1 Naum Prokupets, USSR, canoeing 1 Ildiko Uslaky-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 1 1972 Mark Spitz, USA, swimming 7 Valentin Mankin, USSR, yachting 1 Faina Melnik, USSR, track 1 Neal Shapiro, USA, equestrianism 1 Ildiko Sagine-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 1 Mark Rakita, USSR, fencing 1 Eduoard Vinokurov, USSR, fencing 1 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary, swimming 1   olympic games Neal Shapiro, USA, equestrianism 1 Grigory Kriss, USSR, fencing 1 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary, swimming 1 Irena Kirszenstein-Szewinska, Poland, track 1 Donald Cohan, USA, yachting 1 Peter Asch, USA, water polo 1 1976 Irena Szewinska, Poland, track 1 Ernest Grunfeld, USA, basketball 1 Eduard Vinokurov, USSR, fencing 1 Yuriy Liapkin, USSR, ice hockey 1 Valentin Mankin, USSR, yachting 1 Wendy Weinberg, USA, swimming 1 Victor Zilberman, Romania, boxing 1 Edith Master, USA, equestrianism 1 Ildiko Sagine-Rejto, Hungary, fencing 1 1980 Valentin Mankin, USSR, yachting 1 Svyetlana Krachevskya, USSR, track and field 1 1984 Johan Harmenberg, Sweden, fencing 1 Mitch Gaylord, USA, gymnastics 1 1 Carina Benninga, Netherlands, field hockey 1 Dara Torres, USA, swimming 1 Robert Berland, USA, judo 1 Mitch Gaylord, USA, gymnastics 1 Bernard Rajzman, Brazil, volleyball 1 Mitch Gaylord, USA, gymnastics 2 Mark Berger, Canada, judo 1 1988 Dara Torres, USA, swimming 1 Brad Gilbert, USA, tennis 1 Carina Benninga, Netherlands, field hockey 1 Seth Bauer, USA, rowing 1 1992 Joseph Jacobi, USA, canoeing 1 Dara Torres, USA, swimming 1 Valeri Belenki, Unified Team, gymnastics 1 Yael Arad, Israel, judo 1 Arbital Selinger, Netherlands, volleyball 1 Shay Oren Smadga, Israel, judo 1 Valeri Belenki, Uni.ed Team, gymnastics 1 Dan Greenbaum, USA, volleyball 1 1996 Sergei Sharikov, Russia, fencing 1 Kerri Strug, USA, gymnastics 1 Sergei Sharikov, Russia, fencing 1 Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi, France, canoe 1 Gal Fridman, Israel, sailing 1 Maria Mazina, Russia, fencing 1 2000 Anthony Ervin, Hungary, gymnastics 1 Lenny Krayzelburg, USA, swimming 3 Dara Torres, USA, swimming 2 Sergei Sharikov, Russia, fencing 1 olympic games Maria Mazina, Russia, fencing 2 Adriana Behar, Brazil, beach volleyball 1 Anthony Ervin, USA, swimming 1 Scott Goldblatt, USA, swimming 1 Jason Lezak, USA, swimming 1 Yulia Raskina, Belarus, rhythmic gymnastics 1 Sara Whalen, USA, soccer 1 Dara Torres, USA, swimming 3 Robert Dover, USA, equestrian 1 Michael Kalganov, Israel, canoe/kayak 1 2004 Gal Fridman, Israel, sailing, 1 Lenny Krayzelburg, USA, swimming 1 Jason Lezak, USA, swimming 2 Scott Goldblatt, USA, swimming 1 Nicolas Massu, Chile, tennis 2 Gavin Fingleson, Australia, baseball 1 Arik Ze'evi, Israel, judo 1 Deena Kastor, USA, athletics 1 Robert Dover, USA, riding 1 Sada Jacobson, USA, fencing 1 Jason Lezak, USA, swimming 1 Sarah Poewe, Germany, swimming 1 Sergei Sharikov, Russia, fencing 1

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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